Crackle paint is a fun decorative finish that does not require any expensive specialty paint, although there are many companies that will charge you a lot of money for their crackle paint. Adding a crackle finish to an object will give it an aged look. You can crackle finish furniture, an old wooden box, cabinets, a picture frame, Christmas ornaments, decorative wall letters, or a wooden sign.
Emily's Up-cycled Furniture: First step is to paint each drawer and base of dresser a solid color of your choice. Second I put a coat of crackle glaze on the whole thing then let dry for about an hour. Third I put a thin coat of watered down white paint (whitewashing) over the entire dresser. Fourth when it is all completely dry I sanded and distressed it. Lastly it gets waxed and buffed.