There was nothing special about this drop leaf table when I found it at a yardsale. It was given a light sand and stained with General Finishes Gel Stain in Java. The base of the table was then painted in a homemade style chalk paint made with Valspar paint in Pure Silk and then distressed. The table top was decoupaged with one ply of napkins and sanded. The entire table was then sealed using General Finishes High Perfomance Top Coat in Matte.