For this dresser, we sanded it lightly, cleaned it with a wet washcloth, sprayed on one coat of primer spray (Rustoleum). Then, we painted 2 coats of MudPaint.
To finish it, we distressed it and sanded it by hand and also with an orbital sander. (220 & 320 grit). We then applied a coat of Johnson’s wax. The hardware was bought at Rod Works (home decor store).