Supplies you'll need include:
Spraypaint (Matte Black)
Painters Tape (Blue)
X-ACTO Knife (360 rotation head) or other razor type knife
Step 1: Flip the Table Over.
Step 2: Prepare the Table for Painters Tape.
Step 3: Cover the Table With Painters Tape.
You'll want to find the widest painters tape you can for this, it'll make it much easier.
Step 4: Sketch Your Design Onto the Tape.
I warmed up on this piece of cardboard and tried out a few motifs until I was ready to go.
Step 5: Now Comes the Tedium. But It's Worth It.
Note: X-ACTO has a handy knife that allows the blade to rotate 360 in the tool. This is very helpful when you are cutting curves like this design.
You'll probably want a drink handy for this phase.
Step 6: Spraypaint the Entire Table
Make sure you have good ventilation and wear a mask.
When you are done the table will be entirely black. It actually looked pretty cool this way too.
The 2nd picture is from the underside of the table showing you the tape and the paint.
Step 7: Remove the Painters Tape
I've got a couple of cloths on the table to rest my arms and tools on.
This step also requires some patience.
Step 8: Enjoy Your Custom 'etched' Table
Check out the cool patterns the light creates on the floor through the table.