Is it Possible to Darken Formica on Castro Convertible Table?

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Q: I drooled over the vintage Castro Convertible table for years, and finally found one last year at a price I could afford. I couldn't resist buying it and it's now sitting in my living room. The problem is that I'm not a fan of the light Formica paneling (Photo 1). I would love to either stain the Formica or re-panel the table so it's a shade or more darker (Photo 2 is an example). Does anyone have any experience with this? Or am I better off selling the table and waiting until I find one with paneling I like?

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.