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Apply Onyx paint to create borders along the top and sides of the table. Also paint the legs black.
Paint color: Benjamin Moore semigloss paint #2133-10 (Onyx)
Lay out post cards, pictures, or travel papers in a loose pattern and glue them in place with matte medium. Once they are glued in place, use the same medium as a varnish over the unfinished wood surface. Allow the varnish to dry 1 to 2 hours to dry.
Old postcards, copies of pictures or magazine tear-outs.
Tudor brown furniture wax
While the varnish is drying, apply a metallic pale-gold paint to the nail heads on the table.