I started by sanding the "table". I tried to get most of the markings off. You can still see them but that's ok with me. :)
Next I purchased White Wash paint and gave my table two coats.
Next I designed what I wanted to stencil on the top of the table. I used my Cricut and Sure-Cuts-A-Lot to cut out my design. Then I pulled off all the lettering and decorative parts to create a stencil.
Position the stencil on the table top and paint empty spots by babbing Black tole paint using a course or stiff brush. I used two coats.
Lightly peel back the stencil and Ta-Da!!
Here's a full view of the top of my coffee table with my cat Puss photo bombing me :)