I've considered laminate on this project, but with all the round edges on the table it would be difficult to trim to fit and also the rounded sides/edges are chipped and need to be patched or sanded smooth and restained dark to look like wood. After damaging one area of the existing laminate, I went ahead and sanded the whole surface smooth, which ruined the edges around the whole top. Although the laminate has a beautiful star design in the center of the table. It would be nice to salvage that but it's almost beyond repair. Now I have a bad area of the mdf showing, with the edges showing mdf, and the sides, edges chipped. I'm considering now to paint with a yellow flat paint and staining to give it an underlying wood look. Thanks for the help, yep-definitely a newby at this and I just don't have all the resources and tools.