I suspect I am going through a mid-life crisis, and it is actually quite fun, looking at things and thinking - do I like this? Regardless, now is the best chance to find out what I can do. After my adventure with the tyres and inspired by Morgan's refinishing of her small chest of drawers I have bought some black paint and clear varnish and have ordered some fancy paper from eBay (my friend) which looks a bit like this and I will have a go with an inexpensive side table we are considering getting rid of.
Image taken from hobbycraft.co.uk which has reminded me that they do online shopping and also have some very reasonable deals that are not out of my reach even if I can't easily get to the Leeds store
Once I have had a go at that and worked out what I am doing then bear wants to have a go with his table. I shall let him. Who knows after that. It may turn out to be Magrat decorating, but it may not. I intend to have fun!