DIY Decoupaged Coffee Table - Kate Albrecht from Mr. Kate (she's featured on The Nate Berkus Show often) does the coolest makeover ever. She starts with an old coffee table and an art book and it ends up being spectacular.
How to Decoupage Properly by Martha Stewart. This is not a fast craft, You must have patience and work on it bit by bit. So if you are making a gift of decoupage, start it early to give enough time for it to be properly sealed and so it will last.