Stylish Romance aka Shabby Chic

Shabby Chic

Keeping femininity beautiful, fresh and organic,

That is what I love about Shabby Chic!

I am always looking for ideas to transform my home into this Shabby Elegance. I love bringing hints of it throughout my home using decor similar to the expensive ones in pictures…but, on a big-family-sized budget!!

My husband is a hunter and has some organic skin furs and artwork that identifies to him. It is birthed out of his culture through his native background. I can’t really tell him it can’t be apart of our home but, I can love him and work with it. Thankfully, my style can embrace his too.

I love the Rustic aspects of this idea. We have redone some wood and painted it an antique white. It just brightens the wood and adds depth to the creases. As you can see, you don’t need to add a lot to make things appealing.

This is beautiful…However, in my house with 5 munchkins who don’t seem to understand beauty. This is an utterly failed attempt. I have a nice linen looking light beige table cloth to accentuate a certain colour in my dinning room and it did not take long before pen marked up one corner…to no one’s admission 😦 One day, I might be able to paint and make this living room a reality…

Until my boys are all grown up. Sigh.

Well, that is until the grand-children come over to play, heehee!

Simple and stunning…all you need: Little planter (find at a bible-for-missions type of place), papers (find around your house lol), clean white duvet and covers (check with dry cleaners–sometimes, nobody comes to pick up old duvets that have been professionally cleaned and they just want to get rid of them), super fluffy pillows (find cheap stylish pillows on sale), white clean painted white walls (find off-tint cans at local paint stores for less) and a thin fabric rug (go to your local auction house and find the best deals)!

Easy Project! Shop your local second-hand stores for old keys. Get an old frame (paint frame edges with a black chalk paint). In your local hardware store or garden store they have burlap fabric, often cheaper than fabric stores! Glue fabric onto frame, insert and attach keys. Voila! C’est fini ;D

Another easy project!

Get some of your favourite photos ready for print. Ask them to antique or vintage the photos when processing them. Go to Ikea, or Winners, or Target, or any local home-style store, and look for similar jars…(sometimes you can actually find them at the dollar store or a second-hand store, often even more beautiful too) Slightly bend photos after printed for the purpose of gently placing them into jars. Then, find the perfect spot to display!

Hope these encourages you to be keepers of your home with new and fresh ideas

That can be Elegant Magezine-Style, yet frugal!

1 timothy 5: 13-14 | Proverbs 31:27

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