I got this table many many years ago. For free. I worked at The Limited when I was in college. They were throwing this table and it's matching taller table (you can see here as my sewing table) out. I totally rescued them.
I painted them black a long time ago. You can see in these pictures how the black has chipped and peeled off a good bit. For a while this table held our big tube tv in the playroom. Once we got an appropriate entertainment type unit, I gave it a few coats of primer and white paint. Then I got the idea to draw on them with a Sharpie. I thought briefly of letting the kids at the table top to do graffiti style drawings in black sharpie, but thought that would be too much. So I just gave it this little border.
Yeah I know you guys probably think I'm totally weird and/or crazy. It kinda makes me think of a black and white cartoon type drawing. But I kinda like it. I put a melamine tray with couple of books and a bowl of dominoes. Now I just need a nice fluffy shag rug for the floor. :)