great tutorial (this and others) on painting and glazing furniture "For this piece i used Valspar (Lowes) translucent mixing glaze and walnut stain (you can use any color of stain, or even paint). I mix mine about 3:1" Sweet Pickins Furniture
Pedestal+Table+With+Weathered+Finish I painted the table in a medium grey chalk paint called "Waverly" which is available at Walmart and a few other stores. It's a little more cost effective. Then I added some white of the same paint into the container with the grey and mixed only slightly. Then using a dry brushing technique I applied the lighter paint in one direction. Next I applied Valspar antiquing glaze to the top.