Use Minwax Gel Stain after distressing with Black Painted furniture for that Pottery Barn look. more pics and details inside--great article! I will be distressing my dining room chairs with this technique I
Bermuda Blending - A Furniture Finishing Technique!
nice cabinet finish for knotty pine cabinets. dry brush (wipe) turquoise paint onto cabinets. sand off to show more wood, finish with satin stain. use all water soluble finishes, acrylic based, polyurethane acrylic based too.
How to Achieve a Chippy Layered-Paint Finish on Wood Pieces