Take a scrap board and divide it into three equal parts.
Paint both ends of the board.
After the paint dries, tape off the middle section.
Paint the center stripe and remove the painter's tape.
Tone it down by sanding the entire surface and wiping it down with stain.
or attach it to the top of a bar stool for a table top.
Decorate the side table by rolling magazines and taping the edges.