Shabby Chic Summer Sales

New Shabby Chic furniture almost seems like a contradiction in terms. Still, not everyone has the patience or the time to scour the junk shops and lovingly restore their own pieces. Summer can be a good time of year for grabbing a few new pieces at a reasonable price. My favourite Shabby Chic range at the moment is from Laura Ashley. Their Bramley range is rather gorgeous. The range includes a charming dresser, 2 door armoire, chests of drawers, dining table, choice of chairs and…

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Shabby Chic Bookshelves – can you have too many?

right part of my living room, originally uploaded by cottonblue. Do you remember the gorgeous White Shabby Chic Livingroom I posted a few weeks ago? Well, our treat today is to see the other end of that room. There’s much more colour here with the olive painted shelves and their colourful contents. I think the effect works well, with the Shabby Chic shelves and cupboards adding interest. I would have been reluctant to line up three large pieces of furniture in this way but I…

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Upolstered chair with ruffle

Upolstered chair with ruffle, originally uploaded by sunshinesyrie. This chair would be just perfect for what I want. It’s high enough to be really comfortable and the fabric’s got a nice soft, slightly distressed look. It’s the sort of upholstery chintz that haze that soft glazed feel that’s always smooth and slightly cool to the touch. I love the lace ruffle too It’s what my Granny would have called a ‘sewing chair’. It’s got a good straight back and the arms offer good support for…

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Shabby Chic dining room furniture

dining, originally uploaded by vintage sue. Shabby Chic furniture can sometimes give an elegant impression whilst having very humble origins. Sue says of her pretty white table : found the table in Holland of all places! bought it from a vendor who made it out of old barn wood!! my hubby hates it, but i love it!! Not only that, but that pair of elegant mirrors flanking the dresser were a bargin too. Sue says she: found 2 matching mirrors for $4 and painted them…

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Shabby Chic and Vintage Kitchens

at the B&B, originally uploaded by cuestaray. This charming scene was found at a bed and breakfast establishment. The white object is, in fact, for ironing sheets but it has been charmingly re-purposed as a display table for the corner of this vintage kitchen. The rest of the scene is set with a mix of new and thrift shop items, carefully chosen and arranged. This sort of artless arrangement looks easy but it has been done by someone with a good eye for colour and…

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