Friday, January 22, 2010
All in a Name.
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 poof....you 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)
Posted by Karen