A little too shabby for my liking, even if it is chic

@JudyEv (259088)
Rockingham, Australia
October 20, 2021 5:35pm CST
We once had a friend who was into all sorts of alternatives – food, furnishings, furniture, fashion. I was reminded of her when I saw this dresser in a shop in York today. It was the rage for a while (and might still be) to ‘distress’ timber furniture and make it look old and battered. Leaving furniture looking like it needs a new coat of paint was also part of the ‘shabby chic’ look. Being who we are, Vin and I would tease our friend about such furniture being ‘shabby sh*t). Do you like furniture looking like this or would you be giving it a few coats of paint?
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@JimBo452020 (71935)
• Montrose, Scotland
20 Oct
No Don't like furniture looking like this at all. That's why we don't own any.
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• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
20 Oct
You have no furniture at all?
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@JimBo452020 (71935)
• Montrose, Scotland
21 Oct
@RebeccasFarm lol Not any distressed furniture I meant
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• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
21 Oct
@JimBo452020 Oh..all my furniture is distressed..nothing new here lol
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@rebelann (92353)
• El Paso, Texas
20 Oct
I'd remove the paint already on it. It would be kinda pretty if it looked more like natural wood.
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@JudyEv (259088)
• Rockingham, Australia
21 Oct
To me it just looks a mess.
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@rebelann (92353)
• El Paso, Texas
22 Oct
The paint job is not attractive but do you mean that it looks roughed up? It's hard to tell from the photo.
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@JudyEv (259088)
• Rockingham, Australia
26 Oct
@rebelann I just mean that the paint is half-missing.
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@CarolDM (163430)
• United States
20 Oct
I love the stool with the birds.
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@JudyEv (259088)
• Rockingham, Australia
21 Oct
Yes, that's nice. I have one stool that I could do that to.
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@CarolDM (163430)
• United States
21 Oct
@JudyEv Same here.
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@Juliaacv (60253)
• Canada
20 Oct
No, that look doesn't appeal to me either.
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@JudyEv (259088)
• Rockingham, Australia
21 Oct
The pieces sell at very good prices.
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@RebeccasFarm (54874)
• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
20 Oct
It is nice, but some of it is way too shabby you are right Judy. They have tons of that over here by me at the antique shop.
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@JudyEv (259088)
• Rockingham, Australia
21 Oct
Does it sell, do you think? I don't like it at all but people rave about it.
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• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
21 Oct
@JudyEv Not now with the pandemic...people are not buying over here at that shop
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@Ronrybs (13062)
• London, England
21 Oct
I remember the craze for 'shabby chic'. That is one fad that passed me by
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@JudyEv (259088)
• Rockingham, Australia
26 Oct
It still seems to be going here.
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@Ronrybs (13062)
• London, England
30 Oct
@JudyEv You still see the occasional punk around town, so not too surprising some people hang on to shabby
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@JudyEv (259088)
• Rockingham, Australia
31 Oct
@Ronrybs I saw a girl on the weekend with dozens of piercings in her lips, ears, nose. I found it really hard not to stare.
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@Hannihar (119182)
• Israel
21 Oct
@JudyEv I like it and no paint unless it needs it.
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@JudyEv (259088)
• Rockingham, Australia
26 Oct
Fair enough. I think I'd be painting this.
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@Hannihar (119182)
• Israel
26 Oct
@JudyEv In the picture I like it the way it is. maybe seeing it up close I would want to paint it too.
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@JudyEv (259088)
• Rockingham, Australia
26 Oct
@Hannihar Everyone is different but a lot of people would leave it as it is.
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@xFiacre (10014)
• Ireland
21 Oct
@judyev I find items falsely aged to be somewhat perquisquilian and not to my taste. Proper vintage is fine and we have a lovely re-upholstered Voltaire (which could do with another re-upholstering after our cat took a shine to it).
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@JudyEv (259088)
• Rockingham, Australia
21 Oct
Restored or old furniture is fine but not this stuff that looks as if no-one cares for it. You must have searched hard to find 'perquisquilian. I found it on a Worthless Word of the Day site.
@xFiacre (10014)
• Ireland
21 Oct
@JudyEv Oh no, we use it all the time at the dinner table
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@JudyEv (259088)
• Rockingham, Australia
26 Oct
@xFiacre I asked for that one!
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@Vree0937 (3958)
• Indonesia
22 Oct
you're like my mom, like this kind of classic furniture. I'm in different style
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@JudyEv (259088)
• Rockingham, Australia
26 Oct
Actually, I don't like this but I guess I didn't say so in the post. Our friend thinks it's lovely but it's not for me either.
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@Vree0937 (3958)
• Indonesia
26 Oct
@JudyEv oh you and me in similar taste :-D
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@LadyDuck (367975)
• Switzerland
21 Oct
I would go home and immediately paint it.
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@JudyEv (259088)
• Rockingham, Australia
26 Oct
I don't understand what people see in it.
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@LadyDuck (367975)
• Switzerland
26 Oct
@JudyEv Same for those who have the drawers painted each one in a different (ugly) colour.
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@DocAndersen (52882)
• United States
21 Oct
that whole distressed movement is one I don't get (pay more for ripped jeans.) I have a dresser that looks like that, but, it is 30 years old!!!!!!
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@JudyEv (259088)
• Rockingham, Australia
21 Oct
Yes, that's it - shabby furniture, ripped jeans and pay extra.
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@DocAndersen (52882)
• United States
21 Oct
@JudyEv welcome to the age of distressed
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@DaddyEvil (63498)
• United States
21 Oct
One of my nieces liked that kind of thing. When she showed it off to us, I just grunted and walked on...
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@JudyEv (259088)
• Rockingham, Australia
21 Oct
She probably didn't think much of your taste.
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@DaddyEvil (63498)
• United States
21 Oct
@JudyEv She knows me too well. She just laughed.
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@rakski (103587)
• Philippines
20 Oct
I think I will like that in neutral wood color
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@JudyEv (259088)
• Rockingham, Australia
21 Oct
It would look better restored to its original condition.
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@rakski (103587)
• Philippines
21 Oct
@JudyEv yes, I agree with you on that
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@kareng (43003)
• United States
20 Oct
I prefer natural finishes and not painted furniture.
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@JudyEv (259088)
• Rockingham, Australia
21 Oct
Some is okay painted but not looking so shabby as this is.
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@kareng (43003)
• United States
21 Oct
@JudyEv It takes a special piece and a good color!
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@prinzcy (33573)
• Malaysia
31 Oct
I don't think I would like this. I also love large mirror.
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@JudyEv (259088)
• Rockingham, Australia
1 Nov
It's not to everyone's taste. I don't like it's shabby look.
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@jobelbojel (27048)
• Philippines
21 Oct
I like it simple.
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@JudyEv (259088)
• Rockingham, Australia
26 Oct
I like simple but I don't like furniture looking so shabby.
@snowy22315 (126654)
• United States
21 Oct
Not really my cup of tea honestly.
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@JudyEv (259088)
• Rockingham, Australia
26 Oct
Nor mine. I'd be giving it away to someone.
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@LindaOHio (79057)
• United States
21 Oct
I don't care for the shabby look.
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@JudyEv (259088)
• Rockingham, Australia
26 Oct
Me either. I'd be painting it quick smart.
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• United States
21 Oct
It isn't really my aesthetic. There are certain class elements that underpin the trend-- sort of like paying hundreds of dollars for jeans that look ratty. It is offensive that if you can't afford better, you are made fun of; however, if you drop a wad of cash on something that looks rundown, you are lauded.
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@JudyEv (259088)
• Rockingham, Australia
26 Oct
I don't like it. What you say is quite correct. I guess we were on the poor side growing up so this doesn't do anything for me.
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@Nawsheen (28403)
• Mauritius
21 Oct
I prefer it natural without any paint
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@JudyEv (259088)
• Rockingham, Australia
21 Oct
I would prefer it more natural too or else painted properly.
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