Table Top ideas

After years of nagging my husband about using a coaster on our black table, in a really nasty karmic twist of fate, I was the one that ended up leaving  this big, ugly ring.

I did it after placing a hot bowl of oatmeal on the top without using a place mat. (That’s what I get for eating oatmeal.) I tried every Internet remedy I could find, including rubbing it with toothpaste and mayonnaise, to no avail. Because I am too lazy to sand and re-finish the whole table, I have been covering it with a table cloth ever since. It wasn’t until scouring Pinterest (it really is changing my life) that I got the idea to just re-do the top of the table, which will be much easier to sand or paint.

I need some advice on which project to tackle.

Here are some of my ideas:

A zinc-top table

A poem-topped table (how COOL?)

A modge-podge wallpaper table-top

Numbers or other stencils

A chalk board table top

A map table top

I think I am leaning toward the last idea, but using a really cool, vintage map of Virginia with Ben, and my hometown’s labeled, along with other fun places we’ve lived and visited. I think it would be a neat learning tool for AJH, too! 

What do you guys think?

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