Well if you didn't catch it in my daughter's birthday video, I convinced my husband to let me paint our dining table yellow! I love it...like a lot.
Here is what I did:
Filled the gaps and cracks with wood filler.
Sanded, sanded, and sanded some more.
Painted 3 coats of yellow.
Covered with a coat of poly for protection and for the extra glossy look.
I'd still like a rug in here. I think my cowhide might be cool, but I'm kind of scared of what my children's eating habits might do to it.