I would recommend doing it outside as it stinks and the rust from the steel wool will stain concrete so do it in a shop or over the road. DIY Vintage Wood Stain look. (How to age new wood). Good for all things wood!
DIY: How to Get a French Paint Finish + How to Transfer Graphics - this post shows how to enlarge a design (from The Graphics Fairy) & how to transfer it to a table. This is a great tutorial! Via Deanna Rio
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: