My room mate for next year and I have been given a little set of shelves/ table top sort of thing for our dorm room. It's a pretty functional piece, but the top is plain plywood, and it looks like ass. We'd like to try to make it look a bit better, but are broke college students and can't afford much. We're thinking the best option might be a varnished wood veneer over the plywood, but are open for suggestions. Ideally we'd like something pretty durable, able to take some spills, etc. Any thoughts? Matching it to the rest of our furniture isn't really a concern, because we have no idea what we're going to get for that, so we can't really take that into account.