Our living room table was in real need of a face lift - covered with stickers and spots and usually hidden under a (pink or purple) tablecloth.
In a late-night action while the girls were asleep, I put on double-sided adhesive tape. This looked amazingly sunny and beach-chair-like, but was only a step on the way.
For the finished looked I secured oilcloth on top.
This morning I could wake up to my morning coffee with style.