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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