I don't normally buy pine furniture preferring instead vintage pieces but these pine consoles are so handy in your home that I couldn't not buy it. I don't have a before photo but it was orange pine and very rustic. I decided to do a layered look and used ASCP Provence as my base colour.
I first primed the piece with Zinsser and then gave it two solid coats of ASCP Provence. I actually removed the top (unscrewed) so it made it easier without having to cut in on the underside. Once the paint was dry, I got a large plate and on one half put ASCP French Linen and the other side ASCP Old White. With a large brush I dry brushed and also washed layers of both these colours over the Provence. For this you can be totally random. I think the main thing to realise is that you need to stand back from your work and look at it from a normal viewing distance and not worry about what it looks like very close up.
Once I was happy with the layering I let it all dry, waxed it with ASCP Clear Wax then distressed it. I used a much heavier grip sandpaper than I normally use for a rougher look.
For the top I painted it in a lovely Porters Chalk Emulsion that I often use as it's such a great colour - soft, not too stark but not yellow like ASCP old White.
I actually love this table here at the base of my stairs but it's already sold. It's good to try different techniques and mix things up a bit. Nice to do a few more rustic pieces also.