Since I have been repainting things around here, I've been looking at inspiration pics of things I like. One thing I noticed was heavily distressed furniture. Now, I don't want a house full of it, because then it might look like I furnished my entire home from a dump! Ha! But a piece here and there adds a lot of interest to a room, I think.
Here are some inspiration pics of heavily distressed furniture that I like.
These are from the Southern Living Idea House, 2012.
And here is a dresser heavily distressed from Miss Mustard Seed.
These pieces have been distressed using different techniques, I'm sure. Miss Mustard Seed has her own line of milk paint which can create this look all by itself! Love that! Some of the other pieces may have been distressed from years of use. Either way, I like the look!
Here is my version of a heavily distressed piece of furniture in my home.
Mine isn't as distressed as the inspiration pics I shared, but it's enough for my room.
My husband thought I had gone crazy, scraping away the paint. At first, he liked it. Then, he thought I had gone too far. I promised him that this was "OK". He seemed to understand once I showed him some of my inspiration pics. I then reminded him of the heavily distressed chair that we already had in our foyer that I found at an antique store. I told him that I wouldn't have given it a second look if it had been in pristine condition!
When you think about it, it's a little odd that we purposely age our furniture now!
Growing up in the 70's, it was not okay to have pieces of furniture like this on purpose. Ha! But, I must admit, I'm glad that it's okay now!
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~ Kelly ~
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