This side table started out with heat damage and scratches. After removing the existing top coat, a good sanding and cleaning, the table top was taped off. Using the natural color of the wood and General Finishes Gel Stain in Nutmeg was used to create a harliquin pattern. The base was painted in Valspar Paint in Pure Silk. The body was distressed by sanding and a coat of General Finishes High Performance Top Coat was applied to the entire piece to give it a good seal. To add a little more charm, the drawer was lined with decoupaged fabric.