So I began distressing this small dresser....
Then I thought I would antique it.....not the look I was going for so I painted some more.
Then I added dark Jacobean min-wax stain with cloth. Cool look, but too rustic for my home. Plus my husband said it looked fake. I thought it was sort of unique looking. So... on with more layers of min-wax stain and 4 new legs to add height to the dresser. This time I applied the stain with a cheep foam brush. I applied thick layers of Dark Walnut stain that I purchased at Home Depot. I had to let my project sit in the garage for weeks to dry. And I mean weeks! I am not a very patient person but it turned out well.
Lovely looking I think. Not perfect, but a much needed improvement!