Chairs. Monday , December 04th , 2017 - 20:28:39 PM
It was in the 1980s when Rachel Ashwell began the use of this term then an inexpensive line of furniture became popular for shabby chic decorating. The furniture associates with a number of historical designs from different periods the pieces are created to look as if they´re older worn and from an earlier period for instance the 18oo´s country French Shaker designs plus many others.
In the living room decorators can use house hold furniture already in their home they can sand half of the paint off a piece to give it a worn look or add a light layer of paint to a wood piece. Decorators may also use several layers of different shades on top of one another so that the shabby chic piece appears to be from an earlier age the idea is to break up sets by painting each piece a different color. The paint treatment can also be used to create a cottage tile floor by painting the floor to resemble a blue and white checkerboard.
Many tend to associate shabby chic decorating with femininity yet I disagree. To me shabby chic is a decorating style that expresses pride in history by using furniture sofas and pieces of art from earlier periods the vintage pieces ideally look a little worn to create a beautifully aged design scheme.
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