Fa Fa Fa FFFFFFFFFF... I'll let you guess what I was trying NOT to say when I overheard two women in the shop last week: "Never mind painting it to look OLD, why don't they just paint it to look GOOD?" Umm, yeah. I strive really hard for Salvage Chic not to be one of those achingly quiet shops where you feel like you have to whisper for fear the meddling shopowner is listening to your every word. Really, I have better things to do than eavesdrop. But in this particular case they were like 3 feet away from me and I wanted to say "HELLOOO? I'm right HERE!" What is wrong with people? I go into lots of antique/vintage shops where I think "GAG ME with the mahogany" or "Are they KIDDING me with these prices?" but I generally keep these comments to myself and just breeze out if it's not for me. You would not believe the stuff people say! I might have to make this a weekly feature.
Oh yeah, and just for the record... it WAS authentically old crackled paint; and it SOLD in about 2 days. I'm glad SOMEONE shares my horrible taste in furniture finishes.