Surf the net for your design....I have uploaded some designs which I googled. Pick the one you want and try to recreate it with cardboard. I have picked a design from ebay....you may choose that or what you prefer :-) My choice is the last picture.
I inherited my grandpas dining room table that was definitely dated. I decided to do a make over on it to make it modern and classy. After the numerous weeks we spent stripping the varnish we stained it a really dark colour and recovered the chairs with a leopard print material. The whole makeover cost less then $300.00. DYI refinish dining room table