I bought this table way back in September or October, and did not get inspired to do anything with it because it had damage to the veneer on top.
I love me some empire furniture, but damaged veneer really takes the wind out of my sails.
During my "license plate phase" when I was slapping license plates on everything, it occurred to me that I could plaster the top of this baby with license plates.
Very manly looking, so I named this piece "Jefferson" (also after Missouri's capital city).
Once I decided to do that, things really got rolling. I decided to use all Missouri plates (which I had on hand) in multi-colors. I really like the finished product, and would probably do this simple fix to another damaged top.