Trendy, coastal, a one-off, modern, eclectic, rustic, expensive looking, a collision of old and new, whimsical (say what?!), contemporary, pleasing to the eye, vintage, vintage looking, bohemian, farmhouse style, unique, classical and classy?
Or just shit looking?
There are shed loads of shops popping up selling this stuff. They are onto a winner. Go buy some crappy old furniture, do a real lazy arse paint job on it, rub a bit off, kick it a few times and charge 5 times the price.
Our kitchen table is from one of such shops, luckily it’s only the legs that have been abused and it’s not that noticeable. I did think about asking what colour paint they used so i could touch it up at home but i was worried i might get shot. But, you know, I just think it would look better painted properly.
Can we all not be a bit kinder to vintage furniture? Respect our elders and all that. Is it really fair to treat it so brutally? I’m pretty sure if someone covered me in whitewash and took a piece of sandpaper to me i would be ‘distressed’ too :(
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I can see why people do up furniture if they have a lack of money but I like it brand spanking new personally!
ha ha me too!!
This really made me laugh as I totally agree. I watched Peter Andre’s 60 minute makeover or whatever it’s called (do not say ANYTHING!) and Linda Barker wallpapered a crappy old chest of drawers and then put it back in this poor woman’s bedroom. Not on!!!
Your secret is safe with me – if PA and LB ever come near my house i will be after them with a shot gun!
hhahaha… have you seen that Harry Enfield sketch “I think they saw me coming” where he runs an antique shop. If not, check it out on Youtube. It is this all over!!!!
YES! I had forgotten about it but you are right it’s exactly like that :)
Ha ;) Totally agree… overpriced crap. Buy some sand paper and do it yourself! lol x
Or better still…just don’t :)
I visited a cafe not too long ago where everything in thre was distressed. I felt like a povo student sitting in there, like I couldn’t afford to be eating Sunday Brunch out since I had such shabby surroundings. Done in moderation I do like shabby chic though. But will keep in mind that #furniturehasfeelingstoo :)
I think i would have been in tears! I don’t actually mind it if its done well but there are so many crazy botch jobs out there! x