Shabby Chic furniture – but no roses!

The Shabby Chic furniture group on Flickr is happy to welcome a new member. This gorgeous furniture and the matching lamps are the work of the very talented Dan. He gives us more details on the lamps and table: this hall console set with mirror is given a finishing touch by adding a pair of hurricane lamps, also finished in my lacquer and distressed. The colors are the same, but the lamps are given a very subtle glaze that tints them slightly more amber. The…

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Distressed Furniture and Decoupage

This gorgeous distressed furniture is decoupaged and then given a couple of other treatments. These stools are perfect examples of the kind of effects that can be achieved. This video gives a good introduction to decoupage and I’ll be writing more about this technique in the near future. Discover the secret of creating your own wonderful distressed furniture. If you simply can’t wait then this book is a great starting point. It gives simple step by step instructions for over 50 techniques including distressed furniture…

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The White Living Room

my living room(left), originally uploaded by cottonblue. Isn’t this room darling? So full of light and tranquility! I just love the feeling of space and yet it’s owner says: i have a tiny 70 square meter home in a seaside town near tokyo.i love shabby chic style with white pine furnitures, fine china, fleamarket trinkets and soft fabrics for decoration Although this room is full of such delights it doesn’t feel crowded or cramped. Partly this is because of the colour theme. The palette is…

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Shabby chic furniture -Current favourites – searching for the perfect chair

Current favourites – shabby chic furniture, originally uploaded by LindaH. 1. kitchen island, 2. P5210074, 3. Tea for Two…, 4. Untitled, 5. P6280029, 6. Biarritz furniture, 7. White Sunporch, 8. Black winged decoration and forms, 9. Painted wooden mirror, 10. Untitled, 11. Greens Added, 12. Paris her way…, 13. Untitled . These are some of my favourite Shabby Chic furniture images from our Flickr group. Some of them I’ve blogged about here already, others I will get to soon, I promise The main thing I’m…

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Shabby Chic Furniture Angel

Shabby Chic Furniture with Angel

Black winged decoration and forms, originally uploaded by Andyrob. Isn’t she extraordinary? I love the idea of having what is more or less a theatrical prop in one corner of the room. The shop in Islington had lots of them in different outfits. They are delightful confections but with a bit of a post modern edge. Many of the forms are just bare painted polystyrene with the costume glued on. I’m sure these forms are aimed at young women, possibly of the sort who might…

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