Emily's Up-cycled Furniture: First step is to paint each drawer and base of dresser a solid color of your choice. Second I put a coat of crackle glaze on the whole thing then let dry for about an hour. Third I put a thin coat of watered down white paint (whitewashing) over the entire dresser. Fourth when it is all completely dry I sanded and distressed it. Lastly it gets waxed and buffed.