Found this laminate wood table at http://www.theestatesale.org for I think $25. The top was ugly but the legs were real wood and pretty cool.
So if you didn’t know, laminate is the type of wood that you remember from school desks. Not really real and you can’t sand or paint them. I have also done a tutorial on a mod podge desk. I used actual wrapping paper instead of fabric but I think fabric is MUCH easier. Check it out here: https://laurenkellydesigns.wordpress.com/?s=mod+podge&submit=Search
I happened to use the “outdoor” version on mod podge. Really didn’t see a difference so you can use either.
Coat the whole table or area with a coat of mod podge. You can use either a sponge or paint brush. I recommend using a cheap one you can just throw out. My bro told me that water treatment facilities aren’t equipped to clean the toxins in paint. It seems counter intuitive but throwing something away you use once is better than polluting our water (and can even be illegal depending on the city). Some gets treated and goes into the ground and others drain to the ocean. My little serious tip for the day 😉
Next, place the fabric over the surface you coated with mod podge.
Smooth out the air bubbles with your hand or a rolling pin.
Allow the area to dry over night. I placed a heavy flat object (a table insert from a different table on the area to ensure that it would dry perfect)
Lastly, coat the fabric with another coat of mod podge to seal it.
Once it was finished drying I turned it upside-down to finish off the edges. Also, used this opportunity to paint the legs.
I used scissors to cut the excess fabric after I staple gunned the fabric to the table to secure it.
I sanded the table legs and then white washed them (3 quarters paint and 1 quarter water). Then waxed them with Johnson furniture wax.