It takes artists not linguists to change the meaning of weathered, beat-up, and rusty to whimsical, beautiful, and romantic. Such is the case when it comes to furniture and decor from the past that proudly wear the marks of time on their countenance. Much like those people who resist fighting the passing of time and avoid searching for that superficial Fountain of Youth, some vintage items and antiques, become more beautiful, more attractive, more desirable with scrapes, chipped off paint, and other imperfections.
As someone once said,(and forgive me if I cannot give credit to the author) "It is the imperfect that makes it perfect."
Patinas, moss, dirt, bents, nicks.....all those wonderful little details of nature and circumstances that are dreaded by some, are blessings for those of us who favor things that show their age and imperfections.
Sure, there are some items that with some polish, paint, sanding or fixing, become more beautiful, but there are many others that retain their beauty by accepting time and the elements of nature and all that they bring along.