Finished this up on Monday. Just now remembering to post you the pics.
Before w/spackle on flaked off veneer spots:
I am happy with the way it turned out.
Next? The bed in this room. Here it is when it was in the sun room. The ends facing outward are the scruffed up veneer parts. Will try to get a before shot of that, before spackling. There's also a desk and book case in the spare bedroom above that I'd like to paint out the same - only I think that will have to wait for spring.