I've had this kid's table for a few years now. Needless to say it was a bit dull for my taste. I decided to spruce it up with some left over paint we had. Here's what I did...
Step 1: Sand the table completely. (There was a heavy coat of sealer that had to be stripped. This also happens to be the least of my favorite steps in painting...)
Step 2: I painted the table completely white---two layers.
Step 3: I used painter's tape to mark off the stripes that I planned to paint with an alternating color--on this table I decided to use red.
Step 4: Spray a thick layer of finish over the entire table to seal and protect the paint. I used a spray, although you can use a brush and paint on the finish.
Step 5: When your husband arrives home and your house is in disarray, i.e. no dinner, toys everywhere, kids running around--carefully explain how cute your new table looks and hopefully he'll react with some grace...:)
Ta-da! Love it.