Idea for this table?

Any cute ideas on how to redo this table? I bought it a while back and planbed to do something cute with it but just haven't done it. That's pressed wood and then they added the legs to it. I thought about putting a map on top and shellacing over It. Honestly I had a lot of ideas and I just haven't done it! :-) Thanks in advance for ideas for this sad little table!
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  • I think the map is a great idea. Paint the rest of the table a fun color and seal the entire thing!

  • FL FL on Dec 13, 2017
    Sometimes I stop myself from doing a project because I over-think it. So many possibilities, so many choices, right? So I do nothing because what if it doesn't come out and meet the highest expectations I imagined? Dumb, right? Yeah. Its only _________(a table, paint, a map, some glue, cardboard, some fabric, buttons, nails, tiles, etc, etc, etc. Do it, just do it, my friend. The idea is great, the map table is so creative and once you have that project under your belt, hurry and do another project. How about a centerpiece for holidays? Imagination is EVERYTHING!

    • Gil Gil on Dec 14, 2017
      Thank you! I often do overthink, and in doing so just leave a project undone! I believe I will just do it! Thanks again, sage advice!

  • Gil Gil on Dec 13, 2017
    Good plan! A project for after Christmas! Thank you. Now to find an appropriate manner!

    • Gil Gil on Dec 13, 2017
      oops, that was supposed to say map not manner! :-)

  • Cindy Cindy on Dec 13, 2017
    I like your idea with using a map. You could also paint it to resemble a sun dial or maybe a clock. You could use that bottom shelf as a book case.

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    • Gil Gil on Dec 14, 2017
      I was thinking of a dandelion also. And using the bottom part to put my modem on. Thanks for your suggestion!

  • Donna Barber Donna Barber on Dec 14, 2017
    Such memories,we had tables like that when I was a kid! I spent hours playing like it was my doll house...each section was a room! With some clever painting and miniature furniture it would be perfect for a little girl.

  • Tami Stone Tami Stone on Dec 14, 2017
    Depending on what kind of theme you have, you could decorate to match the theme. Another idea, make it into a memory table by covering it with pictures & sealant. You could overlap some of the pictures with other pics just leaving enough room for the “memory“ to show.

  • Ardis Olson Ardis Olson on Dec 15, 2017
    Here’s a little table I did recently And you could do something like this with your little table. Painted with black chalk paint then draw out your check design. I used a thin 2 in. board for a straight edge. I mixed some brass and copper paint to fill in the checks and add in some details on the edges and legs. Turned out so cute!
    Have fun!

  • Lynne RynierTrout Lynne RynierTrout on Dec 15, 2017
    1. Paint it all white, fasten a cake pedestal on top (also painted white), and use it to place books on in a circle.
    2. Cover with doilies, (cloth or paper) and display your collections.
    3. Use as a display for your CHRISTmas village at CHRISTmas time.
    4. Use as a serving table.

  • Debra Kelly Debra Kelly on Dec 15, 2017
    How about scattering playing cards around around it, then shellacing it. You then have a card table.

  • Huntress Huntress on Dec 16, 2017
    Does the top piece unscrew from the bottom piece ?