I recently bought a black console for a great price. I have every intention of turning it gray/white washed, even though I have not done this pickled technique before. TGFB, I'm going to coin that: Thank God for Blogs. Apparently, there is a product, liming wax, that achieves the exact look I'm striving for.
Sherry from Design Indulgence turned an average mirror into a beautiful gray washed mirror.
Another blogger shared her sister's experience with liming. Carolyn from Life in Graz posted the trials of her sister's attempt to turn her desk from blah to beautiful. You can read about Erin's adventure and decide if it's a project worth undertaking. The end result tells me it was worth it.
Voila. Does anyone else have tips for liming/waxing furniture? I'll have before and after pics of my piece in two weeks.