This is the best way to distress and antique white painted furniture.
HOW TO DISTRESS AND ANTIQUE WHITE PAINTED FURNITURE
The antiqued paint finish is very popular and you can see it in furniture stores and online. The white paint looks old or aged around the raised details and the edges of the furniture.
The vintage sideboard had some issues like a scarred up top with a few deep gouges. You guys know I am not into sanding and refinishing furniture. Too much work. So paint it is.
One of the sides had a hole that went all the way through to the inside. Another reason to paint instead of refinishing. Repairs like this usually aren't hard to do but they are time consuming.
You can see where the wood is splintered on the inside in the photo above. The JTS and I worked on it, well mostly the JTS. We put together a plan and it worked out pretty well.
We filled the hole completely with wood filler.Then we had to figure out a way to keep the inside split as flat as possible to hold the wood filler in place and to make the panel all nice and flat without a big bump inside or out.