I got the idea and directions for the decoupage table from Radio Girl Design blog. You'll need a table and chairs set (or other furniture piece you'd like to personalize), sandpaper, paper cutouts to be decoupaged, gesso, acrylic paints, glue (Mod Podge or other decoupage glue), polyurethane, and brushes. I sanded all the surfaces of the table that I would be working on (table surface and sides).
DIY Decoupaged Coffee Table - Kate Albrecht from Mr. Kate (she's featured on The Nate Berkus Show often) does the coolest makeover ever. She starts with an old coffee table and an art book and it ends up being spectacular. I'm going to start watching for art books at sales now.
Decoupage Tutorial | Map Chair | MyAlteredState ** technique for sanding the map edges after applying to a chair.** **PLUS** info on materials!