16 Distressed Furniture Pieces You'll Want In Your Home

Whether your home's style is shabby chic, cottage or contemporary, these distressed furniture pieces will make your abode feel inviting.
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April 16, 2015

Photo By: Photo Credit: Edward Addeo © Gibbs Smith, Barry Dixon Interiors, Brian D Coleman, Edward Addeo (photographer)

©Cucina Sideboard, Crate & Barrel

Milk-Painted Nightstand

With some distressing techniques and budget-friendly milk paint, you can give plain nightstands a French antique finish. Get the simple instructions here>>

Mantel Decor

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.

Vintage Chandelier

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.

Entryway Furniture

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. Here each of the children has his or her own drawer for ice cream money and cherished keepsakes in the old mailbox cabinet.

From: Barry Dixon

Rustic Headboard

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

Distressed Metal

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.

Kitchen Cabinetry

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

Porch Ceiling

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.

Bathroom Vanity

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

Coastal-Style Cabinet

Distressed furniture is perfect for a beach-front home. This weathered chest brings coastal style while adding a punch of color.

Cottage-Style Nightstand

Give any nightstand a quick facelift with a fresh coat of paint and a distressed finish. Get the simple instructions here>>

Elegant Sideboard

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.

Kitchen Cabinet

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

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