Distressed and Delicious

You know how much I love the look of distressed weathered furniture, walls, floors, textiles and the like.  While browsing a furniture consignment store a few months ago, I found a groovy weathered looking trunk and asked the sales lady, "How much is this cool old trunk?"  She made an embarrassed face and said, "I should tell you up front that this is not really that old.  It just looks old."  I assured her that I liked the trunk no matter how it achieved it's present state of distress.  So, this is my question.  Does it matter to you if something is made to look distressed rather than distressed through years of wear and tear?  Discuss.

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