Use CCP limestone glaze
Sand down your surface to raw wood
Use a sponge like this to apply the glaze
Add a little water to the glaze to thin it
Apply the glaze to the surface and wipe over it in several strokes
Keep wiping the glaze in to how you like it.
You can then seal with Country Chic Paint clear coat or tough coat
The clear coat or tough coat gives a durable finish and a nice sheen
Then your top is finished. Let cure for a week.
Beautiful raw wood finish