Friday, January 22, 2010

All in a Name.

Shabby-Chic let's take the word apart:

Shabby- being, ill-kept showing signes of wear and tear, scruffy, tattered

Chic- see( fashion): style, vogue see (stylish)- posh, sharp, classy

So Shabby Chic,: the look of things with signs of wear, transformed into a classy, stylish decor.
Much of Shabby Chic furniture is painted.  Take a classic design of traditional or antique furniture that has seen its days....on the outside but functions perfectly....give that piece a "face-lift" with two coats of a cottage white paint and have a treasure to behold.  Have only one piece of shabby-chic furniture, or furnish your whole home in shabby-chic. (This mirror was in very rough shape, varnish was coming off and dinged and scratched, now its a lovely shabby chic mirror ready to go)

1 comment:

Cindy said...

Hey Karen! I love your "cyber shop", especially your twitter updates and stuff. It is really sweet! You are really sweet...gotta go to Strawberry Fair again soon. Love you, ♥~♥~♥Cindy♥~♥~♥