One piece of 0000 steel wool, glass bottle and vinegar. Just take the steel wool and rip it in small pieces, put it in the jar and cover with vinegar. After 24 hours most of the steel wool will be dissolved.
Vinegar works as a wood stain when you add a metal object in the mix and let it sit in a glass container for a week. A handful of pennies will produce a beautiful pale Caribbean blue stain. A wad of steel wool will give you a rich reddish hue.
Steel wool soaked in vinegar=distressed wood. who knew? If too gray steep basic tea and use a paint brush to add a few coats of concentrated tea. It will add a slight natural brownish tinge to the wood: