- February 06, 2014
Shabby chic is a form of interior design where furniture is chosen because of their appearance of age and signs of wear and tear, or alternatively new items are distressed to achieve the antique look. The shabby chic style started in the UK, inspired by the furniture and furnishings found in Britain’s historic country houses and in French Chateaus.
The shabby chic effect can be achieved by painting then rubbing and sanding away the top coat to show the wood or base coat. Stains and varnishes can also be applied to achieve the aged appearance.
In addition to whites and greys, the shabby chic style also includes soft neutral colours such as sky blue, rose pink and beige tones. Annie Sloan chalk paints are widely used in turning a piece of furniture into the shabby chic style.
Interested in having a key piece of furniture painted in the shabby chic style? Then contact decorative and muralist.