Need an effective way to "antique" this three legged jewelry box

Found this old box at a garage sale and thought this should be a quick little project. Not the color turned out really bright and I tea stained the graphic images and distressed the edges with sandpaper but I want to dull the bright color. I tried putting stain on and then wiping it off but it barely worked as you can see. Did I do it wrong? Is there a better way to tone it down and make it look aged? Any ideas?
need an effective way to antique this three legged jewelry box, painting
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