Comments (40)
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
katie32123

Distressed and chipped painted surfaces make me cringe. All I can think of is how I don't want to touch it because I might get painful paint chips under my fingernails. Shudder. All I can think is I must have had some bad experiences with old painted surfaces as a child. It's completely beyond me how anyone can think it's attractive. Ah well. To each his or her own. :-)

1 Like    
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
boosgramma
katie321233, A wise fan of chipped paint (not me!) puts a coat of sealer on the item to keep the chips under control.
   
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Eunice Ortegon

a brass brush goes a long way with distressed or rustic. Gets the stuff in grooves out without damaging the wood or finish

   
Related Stories
Decorating Guides 12 Elements of a Tranquil Bedroom Retreat
A good mattress tops this list of features that are key to a restful night
Full Story
Most Popular Goodbye, Island — Hello, Kitchen Table
Learn why an ‘eat-in’ table can sometimes be a better choice for a kitchen than an island
Full Story
Windows Room of the Day: Master Bath With an Educated Palette
A black and white color scheme and university-inspired decor earn high marks
Full Story
Shop Houzz Up to 65% Off the Dining Room Makeover Sale
By Houzz
Debut a fresh look with seating, tables, lighting and more
See Products
Shop Houzz Bar Stool Trends for 2019
By Houzz
Shop styles that are sure to make an impact on your design
See Products
Kitchen Storage Kitchen Confidential: Amp Up Your Storage With Pullouts
See 12 types of cabinet pullouts that make your cooking and cleaning items easier to find and use
Full Story
Shop Houzz Up to 75% Off Most-Loved Rugs
By Houzz
Save big on some of our most popular rugs
See Products
Storage How to Make the Most of Your Entry (No Coat Closet Required)
A well-designed foyer offers storage, seating and other features to help you get out the door on time and looking good
Full Story
Window Treatments The Art of the Window: 12 Ways to Cover Glass Doors
Learn how to use drapes, shutters, screens, shades and more to decorate French doors, sliding doors and Dutch doors
Full Story