My co-worker had an end table that she no longer had use for and so graciously donated it to me. I forgot to take a before picture but it was the same table, just silver. I repainted it with some turquoise oops paint I had and that still was not doing it for me. So, I took some mahogany stain and started to brush it on the legs with a paint brush and then wiped it off with a paper towel. I learned that it was actually easier to just use the paper towel (while it had some stain on it) instead of the brush on the whole table because then I was able to skip a step!