Once upon a time I came across a handy little table that needed some help:
So, being in one of my more adventurous moods, I decided it was a good candidate for a zinc finish. After a coat of this and a coat of that plus some dabbing of various colors to get the effect, it looked like this:
Yes, it was different, but I liked it. Unfortunately no one else did, so it was time for rehab no. 2:
It looks much different now - it will be interesting to see whether this look appeals to anyone!