I had a client a few years go who wanted a table antiqued, and she wanted it to resemble one she had found in a big name department store. This is the before.
One of the secrets behind aging something is when picking your base color, you have to remember what ever brown color you pick for over the top is going to not only darken it, but effect your final result because it will change the base color. This before picture already has the base color on.
This is after. See how much more yellow the brown glaze has tinted it?
And the trick to doing a table when it has an extra section for extending it? DO the main table first and then add the leaf in and match it up. If you do it with the leaf in it, when you take it out and close it, the two sides won't match.
I have been trying to get back to every one who's left a comment; but we had a small family thing going on, so I am a little behind. I hope to talk with everyone soon! :)
Have a great weekend!