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Paint a ratty old table
One of the easiest and most impactful ways to update old furniture is to paint it. And you can take it up another notch by adding a decorative faux marble finish. While this project looks difficult, it's actually quite basic—you just need some paint, a handful of tools and a smidgen of patience. Learn how to paint a faux Carrara marble table in this tutorial.
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There are paints made specifically for painting leather furniture. We used paint, prep and finisher made by Angelus. They're available online and at some home/hobby stores. In addition to furniture, you can paint leather shoes, jackets, belts and bags in much the same way. Find complete how-to instructions and photos here.