Use Minwax Special Walnut stain for the first layer, brushing it on a little at a time, and then wiping it off. After that dried overnight, use Sherwin Williams Pro Classic water based paint in Jargon Jade, and paint the whole thing. Once that layer was dry, hit the whole thing with a sander, taking a good portion of the paint layer off.
Salvaged Inspirations | Here is an outdated desk I restyled. It was painted in MMS Typewriter and Lucketts Green and then I distressed it by using the Vaseline Distressing Technique... worked like a charm! | Vaseline-Distressed-Desk-Before-&-After