I sanded it down so that the nasty stain disappeared. Then haphazzardly brushed on a few layers of Cabot Semi-Solid stain in the color "shale"...which is a gray. I distressed it and decided it needed a little somethin' somethin'. So I initialed the table. Glazed with fruitwood stain, and here she sits today!
This was one of my easiest projects! Enjoy!