As you can see it looked really horrible, no amount of scrubbing made it look better.
So I got some "faux leather" from the Range (£4.50 a meter)
Four brass corner pieces and screws (about £3 from Ebay)
and I used a small drill,a staple gun a small hammer and a pair of scissors.
I started stapling the fabric on one side of the table top and then turned to the opposite site and stretched it as hard and as evenly as I could.
Then I cut the fabric right to the corners and folded them as tightly as I could. Then I stapled the rest, making sure the fabric stayed taut.
I hammered some of the staples in a bit further with the hammer as the staple gun didn't always get them to go in fully.
Then to finish the corners:
This will keep the table top located (which is a huge improvement) and it protects the corners from extra wear and tear.
There it is, the finished and definitely better looking table top.
Being inspected, of course:
Well what do you think? Is it an improvement? It was less than £10 to do and took maybe 40 minutes. It will look pretty for a while at least.