This finish can be applied to any furniture project, but the surface must be properly prepared to accept paint. For unfinished wood, fill any holes as desired with Minwax Stainable Wood Filler and let dry.
NOTE: I often choose to leave discreetly placed pocket holes unfilled, especially if there are any possibilities of needing to disassemble/reassemble the project later on.
Sand smooth with medium grit sandpaper. Apply a second coat of wood filler if necessary to ensure any undesirable imperfections are filled.
Once wood filler is complete dry, sand the entire project with medium grit sandpaper. Remove any sanding dust with a soft bristled brush or vacuum with a soft bristled brush tip. Then wipe project down with damp rag and allow project to dry.
If you are not using paint with primer, apply a coat of primer to the project.
TIP: I highly recommend using paint with primer because primer is normally white, and the white will show when distressing. Sometimes a white undercoat is desirable as well.