Over the last few years the fashion in furniture has seemed to really head towards a lightly distressed finishes. Also there has clearly been a trend towards painted, white and cream furniture. Marrying this two genres and we have the term Shabby Chic. Here is a good example of a collection of Shabby Chic Furniture at Cotswold Company.
As you can see when we talk about Shabby Chic the distressing is somewhat understated and very light.
There are number of places in Swansea where you could buy this style have a browse around the site. Odd isn't it I have most often used Shabby to describe Cardiff City fans! :)