We have had a basic white $8 Ikea Lack side table in the playroom for quite sometime. And I have wanted to jazz it up for quite sometime too. I thought about painting the top a chalkboard (did a wall instead!), thought about making it a lego table (will probably splurge on another one to do that in a few years), and then I thought about taping it! I had seen a few pins of tables being embellished with washi tape (Japanese rice paper tape) in these bright colors and patterns, but in my experience with washi tape, it's not strong enough to adhere well to a table that three little ones will be using.
So when I saw the new "designer" Duck Tapes (I know it's "duct" tape, but these are the Duck brand tapes) at WalMart I knew that's what I was going to do!!