We broke down and bought some laminent type cabinets and shelving material at HD to speed the kitchen along. It's pressed wood with a coating on it. Not sure if it's a laminent, vinal paper or speciality paint. It came in white or pretend wood finish. We want to make it a pale beige with semigloss paint. Can it be done? How do I prep the surface? Is there a special primer that will work? We bought some iron on edging that is plastic, can that be painted? Also, how would you attach lace to shelving? I would like to be able to remove it if it gets dirty. We were thinking carpet tape or stick-on velcro or rubber cement...The lace is just laid on the shelf to see how it looks. What type edging would you use around the pretend wainscoat. We would like to put this on all the doors, to make them look older.