10+ Heavily Distressed Chippy Furniture Pieces

I love the look of heavily distressed chippy furniture and here are some of my favourites!
10 heavily distressed chippy furniture pieces - So Much Better With Age

I have a confession. It’s not earth shattering by any means but here it goes…. I LOVE CHIPPY FURNITURE.

There I said it.

The thing that I love about heavily distressed / chippy furniture pieces is that you can put them in a room that is very simple and not at all shabby chic and they will really stand out. I think that is awesome!

Ready for some heavily distressed furniture pieces??

Here it goes…

I’ve been wanting to heavily distress this wooden cabinet for years after my toddler son keyed it (yes, he took my set of car keys and went crazy on it).

Not quite the distressed look I was going for.

Jamie beside a dresser with marks in it.

Here is my inspiration piece. I’ve had this pinned from the moment that Kathy published this post. I mean seriously people.

You are either going to love it or hate it (just like her post says!) and I LOVE IT! Way to go, Kathy!

Petticoat Junktion – Controversial Heavily Distressed Dresser

A wooden distressed dresser with robins egg blue pulls.
photo via Petticoat Junktion

So here are more heavily distressed / chippy furniture I found out in blogland. I know there are a ton more but these are my faves!


Miss Mustard Seed – Chippy Ironstone Dresser

No distressed blog post round-up would be complete without one of Marian’s pieces! She’s introducing one of her paint colors with this gorgeous piece.

A four drawer distressed dresser with clear glass knobs.
photo via Miss Mustard Seed

Junk Chic Cottage – Chippy Shutters Armoire

Um, amazing! You won’t believe what this gorgeous armoire looked like before! Hello chippy shutters.

A living room with a white distressed cupboard.
photo via Junk Chic Cottage

Savvy Southern Style – Ironstone Milk Paint Dresser

I love Kim’s chippy night stand. She never intended it to look like this but I’m so glad her project failed! LOVE it.

Up close picture of a white chipped paint dresser.
photo via Savvy Southern Style

The Golden Sycamore – Chippy Yellow Telephone Table

I love Allison’s painted furniture pieces and this one is no exception. The flaking milk paint (by Miss Mustard Seed) is amazing.

A soft yellow distressed chair beside a wicker basket.
photo via Golden Sycamore

Pet Scribbles – Chippy Antique Secretary

I love this antique secretary. Laura used petroleum jelly as a resist that gave it that awesome chippiness. I love the colors and would die to have this in my home.

A soft teal distressed secretary desk with antique pulls.
photo via Pet Scribbles

Finding Silver Pennies – Heavily Distressed Dresser

This is amazing. Danielle used Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint to achieve this fantastic look. And the color is gorg.

Distressed blue dresser with gold pulls.
photo via Finding Silver Pennies

Simply Reinvented – Chippy Striped Chest

Way to go, Cindy! This dresser has stripes, grey, white and burlap. All of my faves wrapped up into one amazing chippy piece!

A white distressed dresser in a studio setting.
photo via Simply Reinvented

Home by Ally – Chippy Cabinet

This cabinet is pure perfection in my opinion and it just came this way naturally.

What do you say, Ally, can I have it? Shipping can’t be that much to Canada, right?

Distressed sideboard with a wooden caddy filled with candles.
photo via Home by Ally

And here is one of my naturally chippy shelves I found in our old house.

I turned it into a coat rack for my daughter’s room just using a large cabinet handle.

A wooden distressed shelf holding a child's clock, and stuffed animal.

And now here is the project that I’m working on.

Just a teaser photo…

A piece of furniture being distressed, in progress.

So what do you think?

Are you a fan of heavily distressed / chippy furniture like me?

Sharing at these parties & Jennifer Rizzo & Remodelaholic

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  1. Thank you so much for the feature of my chippy armoire cabinet. That was truly a labor of love. I am a chippy girl too. Anything chippy with character is re loved into my home. Loved all the inspiration you showed today. Gotta love a distressed and chippy piece.

    1. Its gorgeous, Kris!! I love all your decorating and project ideas. Chippy is awesome! I can’t believe you thought to cut that thing in half. Amazing!
      Big hugs,

    1. I know, I know, aren’t I awful? It’s actually not quite done yet but almost. You’re gonna love it. Thanks for inspiring me 😉
      Big hugs,

  2. I LOVE the chippy look! Thank you so much for including one of my chippy milk paint dressers! Can’t wait to see how your chippy number comes out! x

  3. Thank you SO much Jamie for including my chippy paint secretary desk in this roundup of ahMAZing DIYs! The antique desk was my first large-scale furniture makeover, and once it was done I was thrilled! (While it was in process…I was a bit nervous! LOL)

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