My husband, who is the "World Finest Spray Painter" (no exaggeration) was who I enlisted to paint the table. He has painted numerous items and the man NEVER has his paint to run. I bow to the master.
I knew I wanted to use different "Crowns" that were available from The Graphics Fairy.
We each chose different "Crowns" from her website. I then typed each name of our family and placed them under our chosen "Crowns". After, I printed them off on the laser printer and transferred them to the table using the Citrasolv Method.
I forgot to add that I sealed the table using 5 (yes 5) coats of Minwax Polycrylic. After 5 coats I was still concerned if the water based finish would be strong enough. So, on went two coats of Polyurethane! It has already turned yellow. (I had a caddy in the center and you can see the outline). I removed the caddy, and it seems to be fading, but I'm afraid we will eventually have a yellow top table!