A bit of Shabby Chic…
I helplessly admit I am much a fan of shabby chic interiors. However it’s ever growing popularity sometimes disappoints me. The whole ethos of shabby chic to me is old/nostalgia/shabby not High Street made to look shabby.
So the weirdest thing happened. I had been sorting tons of stuff to go to last week’s car boot sale, and I had put aside a black wooden dresser onto the ‘go’ pile.
I originally bought this at TKMaxx a good 4/5years ago, it was on clearance for a mere £2, the sole reason one of the underneath draws were missing and I guess it was a little tatty, but it didn’t bother me.
Back then I liked the gothic black of it, and had it displayed on my windowsill for a few years. But I don’t think it ever got a real ‘pride of place’ to be honest.
So lay and behold I am laid in bed the night before the car boot (car all packed up and ready to go) and I suddenly have a brainwave that I could paint it. Not only this but I knew we had the exact paint I wanted in our outhouse left over.
So this week I managed to get it painted and my God I am by far pleased with the result. I think it looks like a completely different piece! The cream really does emphasis the detailing around the mirror and brings it to life. I now have it on my desk (pride of place) and cannot stop admiring it!
I really like the fact it’s not perfect, there is a draw missing and I painted it by myself, just gives it a little more character in my opinion.
What do you think to my attempt at homemade shabby chic?