DIY Shabby Chic the Hottest Decorating Trend!

"What is Shabby Chic? It’s where old meets new."
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Joanie McCorry

What is Shabby Chic? It’s where old meets new.  What most people will throw out, you will take home!

Envision comfortable furniture, pale rooms mixed with the floral fabrics and antiques mixed with a new modern décor. Think lush rooms with a comfortable vibe.

When having your eye set on dated or worn pieces you can create a shabby chic home! 

Victorians are known for putting their unwanted items outside on the curb. People end up just not wanting to move their unwanted stuff to their new house so out it goes.
You can find some really great things along the side of the road, I know this may seem funny and strange but you can come across some nice stuff that just needs a little TLC.

Other great places you can find great shabby chic furniture you can fix up is at Thrift Stores! If you walk your way usually to the back of the stores there is a whole section of furniture waiting to be painted and loved!


Rachel Ashwell identified this style of decorating and named itShabby Chic®.


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