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.
This is how I distress my mantle and it's so easy! How to "distress" painted wood furniture. The technique she uses is a little different than what I've done. Looks easier.with a little less dramatic of an effect.