Thursday, 22 April 2010

A little Shabby Chic

{Images, 1, 2, 3, 4}

Mmmm...yes, I could quite happily live here. I'd need a cleaner of course because there is no way I'd be able to keep all this white, beautifully bright and smudge proof! lol.

One of the things I love most about the shabby chic look is that you don't, and shouldn't have to, spend a lot to achieve it. I'm naturally drawn towards French inspired boutiques that have sumptuous things on display but, more often than not, I find (on closer inspection) they're reproduced goods that are significantly overpriced for what they are.

I say go second hand (flea markets, charity shops, car boot sales) find a piece of furniture that has an appealing/attractive shape, sand it down, paint it white, then sand on top for that distressed look!

I have a little Victorian (style) side table I picked up for $20 on Gumtree waiting for such treatment! Now if only I had a window of time...



  1. I could totally live here! That first picture is my favorite! And now I want Cornflakes.. I must be hungry. lol

  2. I want a lot of Shabby Chic!!!!!! Love these images. oxxo

  3. I love love love these pictures and you know how much I love shabby chic vintage styling. Brilliant!xx

  4. Great pictures and advice! I've been really into this all white theme and I love shabby chic. This is definitely inspiring to try to achieve this look without spending a lot (something that is a big plus for me right now!).

  5. Thank you for commenting on my blog, im glad you like my fabrics. Loving your blog too and adore shabby chic.

    Susie from
    I Just Love That Fabric

  6. i want to live in the 3rd picture! x


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