For my first go, I used an old white pressed wood side table that I had lying around. I used shiny Mod Podge and quickly learned about the reciprocal relationship between the amount of bubbles under the paper and the frequency of beer sips needed. It looks rough because it is. As usual for a first time, I suppose.
The background is a collage of 4 Monet prints and the top print came from a formerly glass framed wall piece that was recently broken, courtesy of Mr O. The drawer is also Monet.