Aqua Queen Anne Bedside Tables

As part of my main bedroom makeover, I redid these beautiful antique bedside tables.

Here's a before shot.

After sanding all the glossy varnish off, I applied 3 coats of flat Aqua paint.
Following this I mixed up a watery black stain solution and working in sections, roughly brushed the stain on.

 Then with a damp rag I roughly wiped the stain off to give an aged effect.
 Then I used 240 grit sandpaper to distress the entire piece.
The handles also got a coat of gloss black spray paint.
Lastly, I added 2 coats of clear poly to seal and protect.

I absolutely love the way it turned out.  
I have another one to do which will go on the other side of our bed.

:) Julie