Distressing something already painted
I have an armoire that was in my home growing up.
In my memory alone, it has been a colonial blue, barn red, and a current off-white/cream color.
I'd like to distress this without it looking sanded. I hate the fake look.
Everything I've been reading (for WEEKS) talks about how to put the layers on then remove them. I want to make it look peely and chippy.
I was wondering if my idea of applying paint stripper in selected areas might work? I know it'd cause some bubbling, which I could then knock off.
Anyone with any experiencing distressing layers that already exist? I have no idea what the paint type is.
Thanks for your ideas!