I have to be perfectly honest. I have never been a fan of the shabby chic look. So many people love it. It's VERY popular but it's just not for me. I work way too hard painting coat after coat of nice expensive paint, to destroy it all with a sander. I have avoided being asked to do it....until now. I bought a piece of furniture from a lady recently and when they brought it to me, she saw that I paint furniture. She ended up buying this Duck Egg Blue & Old White dresser and nightstand combo from me.
She wanted it more white than blue, just the opposite of the furniture above. She also wanted it really distressed. I used chemical stripper (poison in a bottle) and started taking off the 10 layers of paint that were on it. After I stripped a few layers, I realized that I needed to keep some of the paint on it, so I could complete this project. She also brought me this plain old mirror to paint. I added the wooden design in the middle to fancy it up a bit. Here it is after and I must say, I love it. It reminds me of something I have seen in a Ballard Design catalog.