Upon examining the inside, I see that it originated from IKEA. It was perfectly clean inside, so I bought it. (ALWAYS be sure to check the INSIDES of items before you buy! They may look fine on the outside, and when you look inside you see WHY it was given away!)
I’m not certain, but it felt like leather (or faux leather!) so I decided spray paint was my best option. After two good coats of black spray paint, I used a stencil to add PARIS to the top in white; then a coat of varnish over the top.
This piece is for sale in my booth at CURIOSITIES in Beaverton.