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
ANTIQUING FURNITURE 1 part of Min Wax's Dark Walnut with 2 parts Valspar's Clear Mixing Glaze. #1 paint your item your desired color #2 Distress it. I wanted white to show through so I first primed it and then painted the pink over the top. #3 Brush your above mixture all over. paint on the stain glaze mixture and then wipe it off.
I used homemade chalk paint (1 cup latex and 1/4 cup baking soda). The paint color I used is called Posh Red by Valspar and I used a glaze to darken it a little. I added new hardware from Hobby Lobby, distressed along the edges and and sealed with Johnson's Paste Wax.