First, I made mom one for her kitchen for extra storage and to clear up some counter space for her. It works well in the corner of her kitchen.
I had a big banner that had a list of general FAMILY RULES identified on it.
I cut it all up and planned to affix those messages onto the table. I also printed off some family pictures to include as well.
First, I had a can of Polyurethane that I coated the spool table with first. Polyurethane is very similar to epoxy or a varnish, and creates a nice protective seal.
When the first coat of polyurethane was brushed on, and still sticky, I attached each of the cut up "Family Rules" along with the two photos I had printed. Once it had dried, I placed another thick coat of Polyurethane on top of it all to seal it up nicely. **TT123 Tip -- A good way to tell when Polyurethane is dry/set is when the strong smell is no longer present -- so a simple sniff test will tell you when it's properly dried.** And, in the end, my mom was very happy with the finished product...