Bringing the Past back to life

Pretty Much Distressed is a vintage and handcrafted home goods business located in Northern Illinois. Owned and operated by husband and wife team Chad and Kim, we source antique, salvaged and reclaimed materials which we repurpose into one-of-a-kind furnishings and accents. Our signature rustic and charming style brings the feel of simpler times to your living space. 


With a passion for craftsmanship and giving new life to relics of the past, we do the hunting for vintage treasures so you don't have to. We then thoughtfully restore and reimagine each piece by hand, creating functional art that warms your home with distressed character and rustic beauty. From handmade wood signs to refinished dressers and everything in between, everything in our shop is lovingly made or mended to stand the test of time.  


We believe that choosing products with history and purpose is an investment not only in your space, but also in more sustainable living for the future. Our business is rooted in a vision of cherishing what already exists by turning the old into stylishly new again. 


Locally sourcing goods for both custom and ready-made pieces with a farmhouse feel is at the heart of what we do. Come discover unique treasures and connect with craftsmanship once common, now found at Pretty Much Distressed. We invite you to shop with intention and leave with artisanal, heirloom-quality décor that warmly welcomes people into your home.