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. A combination of tea and a metal object in vinegar will produce a black stain.
This is the best paint for distressing! Mix POP & water (I use 1/3 cup water) in a plastic container & shake til smooth. Add paint, shake again & paint your project! No need to sand before painting. Once the paint has dried, wipe edges with a damp rag, then wax or seal with Polycrylic.
Another pinner says: I just did this to my sink and it looks just as shiny as the picture. I didn't think my old, nicked up, stainless sink could look so good, but it does! How to make your stainless shine. I am so going to try this!