Delightfully Distressed

Shabby Chic, Vintage-inspired or Repurposed

Styled by Valerie Troupe
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Photos by f8 Photo Studios
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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, REPURPOSE! Repurposed items as design elements in the home are a great way to incorporate green living in our everyday lives. Save that broken china or old, dated armoire and get creative! Painting an old table a bold color and distressing the finish makes it a truly unique piece. Don’t feel like starting a project? There are plenty of distressed or repurposed items you can choose from for an accent piece or for a memorable, one-of-a-kind gift.
    Vintage items add some retro flair to your decor and nothing says “welcome home” like a living space filled with warm, distressed textures and comfortable, shabby chic furniture. However you style your home or garden, mix it up, have fun, and make it inviting!

 Sea urchin porcelain bowl and lid $47.99; Air plants, starting at $3.99; Atlantic Gardening Company 5217 Atlantic Ave; atlanticavenuegarden.com

 Sea urchin porcelain bowl and lid $47.99; Air plants, starting at $3.99; Atlantic Gardening Company 5217 Atlantic Ave; atlanticavenuegarden.com

 Oversized antique vintage bulbs $100-$105 (average life 3,000 hours); beyond blue interiors North Hills, 4350 Lassiter at North Hills Ave #102; beyondblueinteriors.com

 Oversized antique vintage bulbs $100-$105 (average life 3,000 hours); beyond blue interiors North Hills, 4350 Lassiter at North Hills Ave #102;
beyondblueinteriors.com

 Railroad oyster shuckers $52; NOFO @the Pig 2014 Fairview Rd; nofo.com

 Railroad oyster shuckers $52; NOFO @the Pig 2014 Fairview Rd; nofo.com

Swarovski Crystal door hardware starting around $300; Bird Decorative Hardware & Bath 1505 Capital Blvd; birddecorativehardware.com

Swarovski Crystal door hardware starting around $300; Bird Decorative Hardware & Bath 1505 Capital Blvd; birddecorativehardware.com

Mahogany hand painted, distressed red hutch $950; Lloyd & Lady Boutiques 8847 Six Forks Rd; lloydandladync.com

Mahogany hand painted, distressed red hutch $950; Lloyd & Lady Boutiques 8847 Six Forks Rd; lloydandladync.com

Hand-crafted metal sculpture from the C. Jere Collection by Artisan House $759; ambiente modern furniture 3915 Beryl Rd; ambientefurniture.com

Hand-crafted metal sculpture from the C. Jere Collection by Artisan House $759; ambiente modern furniture 3915 Beryl Rd; ambientefurniture.com

Terrarium with succulents $30; Bright coral indoor/outdoor pillow 20” x 20” $20; Affordable Chic 2315 Lynn Rd #106; myraleighboutique.com

Terrarium with succulents $30; Bright coral indoor/outdoor pillow 20” x 20” $20; Affordable Chic 2315 Lynn Rd #106; myraleighboutique.com

Distressed wood hurricane lantern $54.99; Homewood Nursery & Garden Center 10809 Honeycutt Rd; homewoodnursery.com

Distressed wood hurricane lantern $54.99; Homewood Nursery & Garden Center 10809 Honeycutt Rd; homewoodnursery.com

Original Van Collier piece “Lucien” chair $1,100, available in custom finishes and textiles; “Bruno” drinks table $399; Eatman’s Carpets & Interiors 2641-104 Noblin Rd; eatmansinc.com

Original Van Collier piece “Lucien” chair $1,100, available in custom finishes and textiles; “Bruno” drinks table $399; Eatman’s Carpets & Interiors 2641-104 Noblin Rd; eatmansinc.com

Faux pearl ladies desk clock from mid-19th century $60; hunt and gather seaboard station, 10 W. Franklin St, Suite 100; huntandgatherraleigh.com

Faux pearl ladies desk clock from mid-19th century $60; hunt and gather seaboard station, 10 W. Franklin St, Suite 100; huntandgatherraleigh.com

1920s era chinoiserie radio/bar cabinet from an important Chicago estate $1,400; dt & co; 715 W. Morgan St; dtandcompany.com

1920s era chinoiserie radio/bar cabinet from an important Chicago estate $1,400; dt & co; 715 W. Morgan St; dtandcompany.com