How to Distress Painted Furniture ~ Here are some of the main tips I can give about distressing furniture pieces in order to have them look antiqued and to achieve a natural distressed look instead of an artificial one: [.
Painted Bassett Dresser - a more formal piece of furniture is given a rustic redo with a distressed black paint finish and a salvaged wood plank top - via Tattered Lantern-could work on my dresser top.
For this finished I used Rust-Oleum Weathered Gray stain for the first coat. I let it dry over night then I distressed the wood. I used 220 grit to lightly sand, focusing on the edges. The last color coat was a white glaze