White Bar Stool
A white bar stool can be completely “on-trend sleek,” or completely “vintage-shabby-chic.” It all depends on the finish!
Types of Finishes (& Their Associated Style)
- Distressed: While “distress” is often used as an umbrella term for any finish that looks worn, its actual definition, and the one accepted by interior designers, is the absence of finish. Works best with: vintage, shabby chic and industrial styles.
- Patina: While “distress” encompasses the lack of finish, patina is the “add-ons.” Essentially, it takes a lacquered or polished surface and adds on paint to make it look like an antique. Works best with: vintage, shabby chic and industrial styles.
- Lacquer: Lacquer is a shiny polish that is applied to the surface of wood and metal in furniture. Works best with: modern, glam and mid-century modern styles.