Starting life as the world waved goodbye to the 1980s, Shabby Chic is a unique fashion statement born of a mix of its Santa Monica birthplace and particularly English fashions. It quickly took the world by storm and came to be known as an anti-decorating style: a deceptively comfortable interior design that was painstakingly put together to be charmingly, ever-so-slightly messy with an air of history and the sense of a laid-back approach to life. Our distressed dining tables and benches convey a story that speaks of generations of family and friends laughing, talking, eating and drinking. Distressed multi-frame windows and photo frames make a unique signature style statement. A distressed finish adds character, warmth, and a sense of charm to any home. But although it has been made to look a little worn and antique, your table still needs some gentle care to keep it looking great.