Decoupage is one of the techniques that can turn an old furniture, or simply one that looks flat out boring into something totally amazing. The work itself is not very complicated and do not require any special equipment, anyone can buy some decoupage glue and a paper of their choice and get cracking with it.
Paper is flexible enough to cover most of the furniture surfaces without any trouble at all, being wet from the glue you must be careful with the application if you do not want to rip it. But the effect can be interesting and the whole process is fun to make.
Quick tutorial, there are tons of them on Youtube, have fun;