Shabby chic furniture styles are characterized by distressed looks with a vintage feel. Shabby chic furniture may be purchased new, but many designers create the look with existing wood furniture by painting the wood in a flat or satin paint and then rubbing with sandpaper or steel wool.
Coastal chic furniture features sand-colored paints and whitewashed finishes. Decorators sometimes distress this style of furniture. French country styles feature ornate furniture painted in light muted colors with dark undertones and an eggshell or matte finish.Learn more about Home Maintenance