Once upon a time, there was a very ugly table. A VERY VERY UGLY table. With fake wood veneer that was buckled and peeling off. But it had cute legs - isn't that always important? And it was a good size, and pretty sturdy. And so it sat in the storage room, getting dusty and spiderwebby, waiting to be thrown away or turned into something awesome.
Then E needed a train table for her tracks, and I thought of that UGLY table again!
So I peeled off as much of the veneer as I could, and hot-glued some felt to the top.
Trimmed up the sides and glued them down as close to the edge of the table as I could.
And voila! Just like new, but better, because it has a purpose now. And I still have felt leftover to make a felt board. (The original reason for purchasing navy felt.)