I decided to give refinishing some nesting tables of mine a try! I received from freecycle 2 oak nesting tables. They don't have much going for them in the design department, but I loved that they were free. I spraypainted them a glossy black and enjoyed them for the last few months. Until the finger prints started. The glossy finish kept a running record of each time my kids touched it.
I then decided to get crafty! I found some robin egg blue paint in my garage and I realized what I needed to do! I painted the tables with a crappy brush and didn't even prime them first. After two coats, I added a dark brown/black glaze from Lowe's with a foam brush. I then used a damp rag (or old t-shirt) to remove the glaze from where I didn't want it and voila! Some very cool tables that actually accent my living room now!