10 Shabby Chic Decorating Ideas

Want to get that shabby chic effect in your bedroom, living room or right throughout your home? Then check out these 10 tips and ideas (some with tutorials) – from sheer curtains to distressed and upcycled funrniture, the beauty of shabby chic is that its an affordable style that doesn’t take much DIY know-how to achieve that special look.
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1. Framing your bathtub and window with sheer curtains makes your bathroom feel airy and light. (schmidtcustomhomestx.com)

2. A weathered ladder leaned casually against a wall makes the perfect towel storage and also acts as the focal point of the washroom. (frenchlarkspur.blogspot.com)

3. Learn how to make your very own Shabby Chic style mannequin for your bedroom. (aboutgoodness.com)

4. Make a shabby chic chalkboard by upcycling an old cupboard. (elli.com)

5. Distressed bedroom furniture can be picked up at car boot sales for next to nothing. (abeachcottage.com)

6. Create a bright and airy dining area with added antique-style accessories such as the grandfather clock and crystal and iron chandelier. (dreamywhites.blogspot.com)

7. If you’ve got an old bicycle lying around, fill the basket with flowers and tie it to a tree. ( shabbychictreasures.blogspot)

8. Local flea markets are gold mines for inexpensive finds like vintage coffee tables. (houzz.com)

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9. Learn how to upcycle an old plastic canvas into a shabby chic jewelry organizer! (craftsunleashed.com)

10. By using an old style plaster technique on scrap wood you can create this inspirational table decoration. (wherethegrassisgreener-rz.blogspot)

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