For someone who thoroughly enjoys judging others for their tastes....The /r/DIY subreddit is hilarous.
Saw this step by step on there today: http://imgur.com/a/hR37m
At first I thought "Well that's not really my style, but it must have taken a lot of work to turn the thing on the right into the thing on the left".
But then I scrolled down and realized I was sorely mistaken.
I mean, if you actually want a super distressed looking (but somehow still uniformly shiny) credenza, that's all fine and dandy. But why not start with one that already looks like junk?
And I get to feel vindicated in my visceral reaction by all of the other posters on reddit totally shitting on the guy's hard work.