A well-designed, welcoming, and functional kitchen space can be attained with the use of distressed kitchen cabinets. Distressed kitchen cabinets perfectly complement certain decor, such as country, rustic or shabby-chic. Distressed kitchen cabinets have lavish and layered finishes and wood edges that make the wood looked aged or old. There are many types of distressing. The most used of all are crackle, rub-thru, and natural wood. Crackle distressing showcase a cracked look showing the bottom layer of paint on the upper layer of the cracked paint. Rub-thru makes the bottom layer of paint apparent at wear spots, corners, as well as peaked areas. Natural wood, on the other hand, leaves the wood unfinished while the little filmy topcoat is applied for protection.
The other known distressing techniques are wormholes, fly specs, cow tails, and chain dents or dings. These methods stand by their names. Wormhole distressing emulates the crack and hole that larva that worms make. Fly specs are sprinkled marks that look similar to fly specks. Cow tails illustrate similar design as the fly specs though the scattered marks are arched instead of holes, while chain dents or dings are small indentations that demonstrate usual wear and tear appeal. Another popular look for distressed kitchen cabinets is recognized as wear corners. This distressing is done by sanding the corners of the cabinetries for a worn effect. After all, having distressed kitchen cabinets can enhance the look of your kitchen and make it more elegant.