Unfortunately, I didn't record the first steps, so I'll explain them a little better here. To watch the video of how to distress without the mess, watch the video below.
Clean your thrifty find or the item you want to paint.
I usually use alcohol to kill the little germies and the grease.
Use a soft brush like the seacult brush to brush on the shades you want to SHOW THROUGH the white.
For this piece I did sporadic strokes of gray and some green in random places and even left some of the wood its original stain color.
Let that dry for 5 minutes.
I brushed on Weathered White over the entire piece. (if you want a really rustic and weathered look, use WhiteWash Secret instead.
Let dry 5 minutes.
With a soft cloth, sprits a few sprays of Windex on your cloth and rub over the areas you wish to distress.
To protect your piece you can brush on a coat of SeaGlass Topcoat, but I skipped that part because I'm a lazy fish.