Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Shabby Chic

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 had a desk that she bought for her daughter that was extremely shabby chic. She loved the way it looked but she needed it to be Duck Egg Blue too.

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.

1 comment:

  1. I'm with you about shabby chic. Very rarely do I like a shabby chic item. You did it justice, girl! Those pieces are very perrrttyy!