To bring texture to your mantel design, add strips of distressed wood in varying tones. Designer Anisa Darnell grabbed wood strips from an old barn and attached them vertically to add height to the room. An inspirational quote is displayed on a large sign with a distressed finish to give the living room a timeworn look.
Shabby Chic Porch
Bring shabby chic style outdoors. Distressed window frames and porch flooring provide a welcoming atmosphere for guests. HGTV fan robinelise added plenty of potted plants for much-needed color.
Thrift stores and antique shops are the best places to look for distressed finds. Simple changes — like switching out your kitchen lights for distressed metal — will transform your kitchen from ordinary to rustic chic.
Decorating a small nook or entryway can be a challenge. A bold-colored, distressed piece of furniture is all you need to brighten up small areas in your home.
Put a white-wash finish on two old doors for an unconventional headboard. The weathered headboard is nod to shabby chic style, while a glitzy chandelier brings just the right amount of sparkle. Design by Maria Carr
Bring rustic charm to your outdoor space with distressed metal furniture. The Outdoor Room host Jamie Durie added a distressed bright blue cafe table and chairs to enhance the Old Mexico-style backyard.
You can decorate with distressed pieces in even the most luxurious of spaces. Distressed cabinets bring warmth and comfort in this grandiose kitchen. Design by James Howard
To give your porch a shabby chic look, add white wicker furniture, lush plants and distressed details. HGTV fan antiqueshopper gave her wraparound porch a one-of-a-kind look with a distressed ceiling.
Eclectic Chest of Drawers
Designer Sarah Richardson found a distressed chest of drawers at a thrift shop to add an eclectic look to her farmhouse bedroom. The hint of blue on the chest ties the red, blue and yellow color palette in the area rug together.
A blue distressed bathroom vanity adds a charming touch to this Old World bathroom. As the only source of color, the vanity prevents the room from being too monotonous. Photo courtesy of Gene Northup of Synergy Sotheby's International Realty
Distressed furniture is perfect for a beach-front home. This weathered chest brings coastal style while adding a punch of color.
Distressed furniture isn't only for cottage- or beach-style homes. You can have a formal space and still integrate distressed wood into your design. This sideboard mixes distressed wood doors with contemporary style for a timeworn yet formal look.
Dining Room Table and Chairs
Design Star contestant Dan Faires added blue distressed chairs to a rustic wood dining table for some color and texture. Hardwood flooring complements the dark wood table.
A pop of blue allows the white distressed cabinets to stand out in this charming kitchen. An "ANTIQUES" sign makes the small cabinet the center of attention. Design by HGTV fan fleamarkettrixie