Take your piece and apply a base coat of chalk paint in your choice of color. I always use Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and on Lauren’s dresser I used Paris Grey. After the first coat has dried, apply another coat of the paint. Before this coat dries completely (I wait about 5 to 10 minutes) take either a wet wipe or damp paper towel and lightly swipe it over the paint. Continue this until you achieve the amount of distressing you desire.
If you want the edges to be heavily distressed to show the wood or highlight detail, apply more pressure and both coats of paint will be distressed off to show the wood underneath. It creates a really pretty, soft effect. It also does away with the dust of typical sanding which is a plus. After the paint has dried, wax to seal. I used Annie Sloan clear wax on this piece.
If you would like a video tutorial on this process, let me know! I am compiling a list of videos to make for the fall. Thanks and have a great weekend!