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What is Shabby Chic?

September 5th, 2012

As Rachel Ashwell has said….”Comfort, the beauty of imperfections, the allure of time-worn objects, and the appeal of simple practical living: these are the cornerstones of what has come to be known as the Shabby Chic style.”
We couldn’t agree with her more!
The great thing about shabby chic is that anyone can create the look through DIY projects! Yes anyone…even YOU!
Here are some fun ideas for you to do in your spare time to create a “shabby chic” look…
(I highly reccommend visiting a flea market or consignment shop to look for old hidden treasures to make into great peices of furniture.)
*Refinish a dresser or buffet… all you need is an interesting piece of furniture that you love, a fun paint color, a few brushes and some knobs!)
*Look for inspiring patterns and encorporate them into a piece that you are refinishing, by using paint.
*Add a chandelier into the mix for lighting. This is a great way to add a touch of elegance to a shabby chic space.

One Response to “What is Shabby Chic?”

  1. sharon wolf says:

    more look of shabby in yellow and deep green

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