For a long time I've known I wanted to change my kitchen table. Our old table was perfect for our last home, but I felt this space called for a round table.
I let the paint dry overnight, then applied a thin coat of Annie Sloan's clear wax. I tried to apply this wax with a round wax brush, but found that the clear wax was easiest to apply with a clean, lint-free rag (I used an old bandana). After letting that sit for a day (although it wasn't totally dry), I lightly sanded the edges of the table, then immediately applied a thin coat of Annie Sloan's dark wax.
This is where I goofed. Because it was easier to use a cloth to apply the clear wax, I assumed the same would be true for the dark wax. Not so. As I applied the dark wax with the cloth, it looked splotchy. I knew once the table was finished it would just look dirty to me, so the entire table top got sanded down to the wood grain, re-painted (two coats), lightly sanded the edges, then applied the dark waxed using the round bristle brush. I lightly dipped the brush into the wax, then rubbed it on paper, before rubbing it onto the table.
I especially loved how the dark wax brought out the cracks in the table.
Here is the after picture. We love our new table!