I purchased, what could possibly be the sturdiest coffee table ever. I found this guy for $5 at a recent yard sale. Let me tell you, when I find something sturdy, I jump on it. My kiddos think a coffee table is also a stage, or a chair, I believe this one was a horse not to long ago. I grabbed a few paints I had on hand and mixed, to make a dark yellowish color, I sprayed with Krylons Celery Green first and was going to go the french coffee table route, but my daughter broke my Overhead projector, while watching herself shadow dance along the wall. So I went chippy instead. I took an old candle and smothered my fingers in the wax and rubbed it all over the table. I then took the yellow and brushed it on. The yellow came off quite nicely where the wax was a bit thicker. I am happy with the turn out.