I wanted to give this piece a distressed look so I sanded down the entire outside, as much as I could at least (there was a lot of paint on it). I then painted it with Benjamin Moore Aura paint in a semi-gloss finish- no priming involved as Aura paint is a paint and primer in one. This piece took about 4 coats to cover. After the paint had completely dried I took my hand sander and got to work sanding down various spots to give the worn distressed vintage look. In fact some of the old colour can be seen in the sanded down area on the corners which I think just adds to the look. I then added various vintage handle pulls to finish off the look.