The Yellow Cape Cod: Video Tutorial: How to achieve the Potterybarn Black Finish. This is BEST technique I have seen for achieving the distressed look without looking like a DIY project when you have completed it! It looks authentic.
Black Interior Doors, white trim. Two coats SW all surface lacquer in "caviar" using 1-12/" angled brush for panel details, small foam roller on rest for smooth finish. SW "oxford white" for trim. SW "revere pewter" walls.