Distressed Painted Furniture Ideas for a Coastal Beach Look

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One way to incorporate the beach and coastal feel is with distressed painted furniture. Pieces that look weathered as though they were beaten down by ocean winds and salt spray!

distressed painted furniture idea with a beach theme

Let's start with a great Paint example from Coastal Living. To achieve this rustic look, layer a variety of shades (here blues and greens) to provide depth. For a varied effect, distress the piece with different grades of sand paper. You might also want to beat up your furniture! Well, hammering it softly that is. In any case, make sure that the natural wood shows through here and there.

distressed blue painted table
This gorgeous distressed side table is part of the interior of the Pacific Edge Hotel in California.

distressed sea blue chair
A sea blue chair found at an antique store gives this bedroom personality. Great alternative to a bedside table! Via BHG.

distressed coastal kitchen table
A sweet distressed kitchen table via Coastal Living.

distressed furniture idea in white
Another distressed painted furniture idea from Coastal Living. A heart-pine dining table was painted white, then sanded. The result is casual elegance. The mismatched set of chairs complete the beach chic look.

distressed  coastal dresser
A Blue Dresser with character from Paint me White.

distressed trunk coffee table
A cool Trunk Coffee Table. Original source unknown. I have an almost identical trunk coffee table, only mine is not painted. I sanded all the paint off!

blue wood coffee table
A bright sea blue distressed coffee table. Seen at Better Homes and Garden.

distressed bathroom vanity
A bathroom vanity by Jeanette Van Wicklen Design. Only spots were roughed up.

distressed kitchen cabinets with a beach theme
A distressed look for kitchen cabinets. Original source unknown.

And this delightful porch might look familiar to you. You have seen it in this Historic Coastal Cottage!
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NOSTALGI I NR. 9 said...

Nice pictures, lots of inspiration for us who likes the nautical style :-) Love all of it :-) Anita

NicNacManiac said...

Such lovely pieces, love distressed furniture, but especially the aqua beauties!!
Happy Monday, have a blessed week! Nerina xOxO

Pirate Life said...

Happy earth day

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

I love these distressed beauties! Thanks for all the great tips! Great photos!

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