This really is excellent work. What kind of paint did you use?
We've been living in our apartment for only over 2 months so far, and the kitchen counters have scratches on them that show their off-white undersides (I had no idea they were already "painted" counters!) so I'm thinking about working up the nerve to ask them if I can redo them myself. It would save them some money, and I'd get the kind of look I want on them!
I used Zinsser primer, I think it was. I used acrylic craft paint, and polycrylic (I may be spelling that wrong) sealer. I actually ended up with probably 8 to 10 coats of the sealer. I sanded between every few coats. It still looks great. I am planning on a kitchen redo in a few years so if it holds up that long, I'll be happy. I was thinking that I might put another coat or two of polycrylic on in about a year or whenever I think they need it.