One of the prime considerations for this project was that it be light weight and easy to move as it would accompany my daughter to her first apartment. The legs even screw off for easy transport, if necessary.
1. I removed the paint from the top and gave it a light sanding. 2. After wiping it down with a soft cloth, I applied a coat of maple colored MinWax polyurethane to the top and glossy black paint to the legs. 3. After the top dried, a light coat of polyurethane was added to keep it stain-free.
Cost of project: Table $2.00 plus stain, paint and polyurethane