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.
Before and After of a corner hutch refinished in Provence Chalk Paint and Sealed with Flat out Flat topcoat. Back painted in chalkboard paint. Refinished by Jenni of Roots & Wings Furniture (Cool Paintings Furniture)
Layering Chalk Paint colors with a hotel key card or credit card to create this rustic, chippy look. Artistic Home Studio & Boutique, Alameda, - I would love to do this when I eventually re-paint my kitchen units.