This is the little side table in its original state that I bought it in.
I cleaned and lightly sanded it last July and painted it with a chalk paint that I had gotten a free sample of. That paint didn't perform so well for me so after stripping the table back down to the original wood, I put it in storage until now.
I ordered some paint from a company in the USA that I've been researching now for several months and I tried it out on this table.
For the wax, I shook it thoroughly before squirting some out onto fresh tinfoil. I then used a regular good paint brush to apply it to the table, coating generously. Then, I used a dry cloth to wipe the excess off gently. This is a trial & error process. At least it was for me because I generally don't do 'antiquing'. I really think I could have done the whole table bottom before wiping the excess off but I did it in four sections and ended up going back and reapplying in areas where I took off too much. But, thats the beauty of this wax. You can work with it. I kept a damp cloth handy and used that some, too.
I have been firm against wax myself until this product. The reason being is that most companies wax products are natural based waxes that need to be reapplied every 6 months or so. This company's wax is not natural based and is a permanent, one-time application process that acts as a sealant.
I decided to accent this piece with gold. I used some spray enamel (Home Hardware brand) and after shaking the can like you are supposed to, I sprayed some out onto fresh tinfoil. Then I used a cheap sponge brush and dry brushed the gold paint onto all the table's edges and then sponge painted the designs on using a stencil I had on hand. I am super pleased with the results! It has a moroccan vibe, doesn't it!