10+ Heavily Distressed Chippy Furniture Pieces

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

There I said it.

Is it a trend that is over with?  Well, I don’t follow trends so I say NO WAY.

I just love what I love and I thought I would be sick of it (maybe you are sick of it so this post is not for you!).

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!

But as much as I have loved them,  I have never been able to bring myself to really do it!  After I paint a piece, I don’t want to ‘wreck’ it.  It looks so shiny and new all painted.  So I do some mild  distressing.

But these ladies have balls!  (Can I say that on my blog?)

They went to town on the distressing and I think that’s awesome!

Ready for some heavily distressed furniture pieces??

Here it goes…

10 heavily distressed chippy furniture pieces via somuchbetterwithage.com

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6 Top Bloggers Share Favorite Paint Colors

6 Top Bloggers Share Favorite Paint Colors

Shauna from Satori Living invited me to share with you my favorite paint colors.  I’m completely honoured to be a part of this stellar group of ladies.

We each have our own style and each paint color we picked have been picked over dozens and dozens of different colors that we’ve tried and find are fail safe!

Why struggle with picking your own paint color when you can use this guide as your cheat sheet!

6 top bloggers share favorite paint colors via somuchbetterwithage.com

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A Tour Through Blogland

Recently I met Pauline from My Altered State.  We had lunch together then we showed up at the same table making class at Haven.  We totally clicked like we knew each other for a long time.  When I went up to demonstrate how to drill with a Kreg jig, I just threw my phone at her and told her to take photos like we were old friends.  And she did a great job!  Took about 104 photos of me in action, ha!

So when she emailed me and asked me to participate in a Tour Through Blogland it was a no-brainer.

So here is a little bit about Pauline (taken from her blog):


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A Photo Shoot + Tracey Ayton

So you might remember me saying a few times that we renovated recently and now have a BRAND NEW KITCHEN!

AND you might remember me saying , like here and here, that it was was going to be photographed for a magazine soon!


So what’s been happening with that, you ask?

Well, here’s the story.

There’s still a few things to tweak before it’s fully ready for photographing because the photographer doesn’t just want to photograph my kitchen, she wants to photograph MY ENTIRE HOUSE!

Say whaaat?

Tracey Ayton photography via somuchbetterwithage.com

photo via traceyaytonphotography.com

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Neutral Foyer – Before & After

The other day I showed you how I redid the sign in our foyer.  Well today I’m showing you my neutral foyer with before & after photos!

It’s funny how long some tasks take to do sometimes.  Like my foyer.

If you were to search waaaaay back in my blog, you can see what it was like after we renovated our house (actually, maybe you shouldn’t look back at that embarrassing post).

I’ve been wanting to paint the staircase like forever (okay five years when we bought this house).

When we first moved in, we had it painted by someone and that someone told us the staircase couldn’t be painted – that the stain would just continually bleed through the paint, so he restained it.

I’m sorry but that’s a load of crap!

And because of that I’ve held off painting it…until recently ;)

If you follow me on Instagram, you probably noticed the first couple of coats I painted.

I’m also trying to get the house ready for a magazine photo shoot (say whaaat?  More on that later this week so stay tuned!)

Neutral foyer via somuchbetterwithage.com

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Easy Wooden Painted Sign + Silhouette Promo

I’ve had this wooden painted sign for years that I found at Michael’s but it had some painted mural on it that I didn’t care for.  It was in the clearance section and even thought it was ugly, it was wood and came with a rusty ornate metal design on the bottom.

When we first moved in, I painted it blue and hand painted Est. 2009 on it for when we bought our house.

I always wanted to redo it when I got my Silhouette CAMEO so I finally got around to doing it the way I envisioned.

And at the end of this post be sure to check out the amazing promotions going on now at Silhouette!

Easy wooden painted sign via somuchbetterwithage.com

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Ballard Designs, We Go Together Like Peanut Butter and Jam

Dear Ballard Designs, this post is for you.

You don’t know me, but we really go together.  We go together like peanut butter & jam, like burgers & fries, like couches & coffee tables!

I’m so Industrial Beachy French, or French Vintage, whatever you want to call me, and every page of your catalogue is the same.  Are you copying me, Ballard?  Of course you’re not.

I just never realized how much we are made for each other.  Okay, that was a lie, I knew this deep down all along but I didn’t want to fully admit it as love can be fickle sometimes.  But I really need to tell you that I LOVE you, Ballard, I really do.

Ballard Designs, we go together like peanut butter & jam via somuchbetterwithage.com

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