Depends on amount of work you want to do and the look you are going after.
Rub down some areas, paint then when really dry, rub down other areas. Use different colour paints if you want the look or the same paint. Continue in this way, until happy with result.
Here is one way: https://www.hometalk.com/30592982/dresser-face-lift
My favorite way to distress is with sandpaper, here's a tutorial on how to distress that should work for you... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmV098YeLlI&list=PLhHahKs5Y6UlKfutKv6r0mc-Bqa5UOIVP&index=6