I love the chippy look on aged furniture, but as pretty as it is, it's actually a lot of work to achieve. If you don't have a naturally aged piece, it requires a lot of wax and scraping. Also, authentic chips are super flaky and sort of impractical for home furniture, as it will create a mess over time. So the best solution for this problem is to use crackle medium! It totally gives you the chippy effect without the mess, effort, and time. It's super easy to use, the effect happens quickly, and it doesn't smell!