SHABBY OR FINE FINISH? WHAT'S YOUR LOOK?
Here is a black sideboard I painted with oil paint with a brush and sanded in between many coats. I applied a clear poly sealer on the last coat. I have always been more of a fine finish person. I do like the shabby/chippy look but its not something I do unless requested. On the pieces that it suits, I lightly distressed on the details to make them pop.