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    • Penelope Penguin
    • By Penelope Penguin 17th Sep 10, 5:16 AM
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    Shabby Chic; Volume III
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    • 17th Sep 10, 5:16 AM
    Shabby Chic; Volume III 17th Sep 10 at 5:16 AM
    Good morning I've had a request to start a new thread, so here it is - enjoy

    This is a new thread dedicated to all things shabby chic. Think traditional english style mixed with new england, Cath Kidston, Laura Ashley and reusing/repainting old furniture to fit in with this style.

    The old thread is here; I'll close it once everyone has found this one.

    DD and I have been restoring a Freecycled ottoman chest, for her to put her sewing stuff in. I'll see if I can add photos


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    • Bibbitybob
    • By Bibbitybob 17th Sep 10, 9:38 PM
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    Bibbitybob
    TinyPablo, that is just gorgeous!!

    HabibiBoo, how about if you painted the legs light and then distressed the paint so that the dark colour shows through? That way it would be shabby chic, but still work with the rest of your wood work?

  • CraftyDeb
    Bibbity love the tables. Tiny that chest of drawers is unusual love the finished result. Princess Vicki those cakes look lush
  • emzeebabez
    Hi everyone, I'm a long time lurker and love looking at all your fab creations. I thought since this was a shiny new thread, it was a good opportunity to finally introduce myself and show you my very first shabbied up item. I bought the little chest of drawers in a second hand shop as I really liked the shape of the legs, sanded it down, stained the top walnut and painted the rest old cream. I am really pleased with how it turned out.

    Before:


    After:

    Originally posted by TinyPablo

    This is gorgeous! I adore it!
    must find me one of those! xx
    • newmee
    • By newmee 18th Sep 10, 8:31 AM
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    Tinypablo hi and welcome
    I love that chest and your makeover is gorgeous. Well done you.
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    • foxgloves
    • By foxgloves 18th Sep 10, 9:04 AM
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    Pennib, I've been so stingy with my patchwork. To start me off I bought a pack of pre-cut fabric squares from ebay (6.00) and I found two king-size cotton sheets in a charity shop (3.00) one of which I'm using for the background colour to the patchwork daisies & the other one I'm going to use to back it. All the other fabric has come from my scrap box, my Mum's scrap box, cut up cotton clothes, etc. I have drooled over patchwork fabric in craft shops & online but I really wanted this to have a vintage look & I think it will as I've included fabric from things like old Laura Ashley skirts I wore when I was a student & flowery cotton bedlinen that used to belong to my old Nan, even the shirt my husband wore at our wedding. I'd love to get it finished, (& see if I really can complete the whole project for a total of 9.00) but I promised my sister I'd knit some little baby & toddler socks for a craft stall she's doing & as the money will come in useful, I'm having to spend my spare time on that at the moment. Lovely seeing projects everyone else is working on.
    • jtz
    • By jtz 18th Sep 10, 10:19 AM
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    jtz
    Thank you so much everyone for contributing to this thread! I am determined to keep track this time as the other thread went too fast. Hopefully, I'll post some my shabby chic small 'junk' makeovers soon (although they won't be half as good as yours!)
    Here's my share so far:
    Wilko's 2 tier cake stand- £5
    I've also seen lovely Cath Kidstonesque kitchen items on the site but can't find them right now. I'm pretty sure they are in the new mag though.
    HTH anyone.
    • jtz
    • By jtz 18th Sep 10, 10:21 AM
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    jtz
    Bittybob I love the nest of tables!

    I posted this on the baking thread too but I'm a show off and the cake stand is Cath Kidston so its allowed here also
    Originally posted by x-Princess-Vikki-x
    OMG that's lovely and looks delightfully scrumptious! I've made VERY similar butterfly rasberry cupcakes too. Just out of curiosity, are these the one from a Somerfield mag?
  • CraftyDeb
    Just wanted to share this wonderful bargain I got today from Morrison’s. They have them in HOME and LOVE and they come in black or white for the princely sum of £3.00. I am going to antique mine as I have all cream painted furniture and the white sticks out like a sore thumb. They are a really decent size much bigger than it looks in the picture.
    • Bibbitybob
    • By Bibbitybob 18th Sep 10, 11:15 PM
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    Scrummy looking cakes Vikki, and I'm still super jealous of your CK win!

    That clock is indeed a bargain, can't wait to see what you do with it CraftyDeb. Thanks for sharing, although I'm on a self imposed pretty bits purchasing ban until I've decided how everywhere's going to be decorated.

    foxgloves - £9 for your entire project is a fab price, good luck!

  • lajoni
    Hi I have been lurking for a while and would love to join in this new thread but found I cannot post photos as I'm a newbie ...how long do I have to wait?

    Love the drawers Pablo and the gorgeous HOME clock CDeb ...having seen your work before so I know its just going to look gorgeous..
    Last edited by lajoni; 19-09-2010 at 12:25 PM.
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  • Keiss 21
    Hi I have been kurking for a while and would love to join in this new thread but found I cannot post photos as I'm a newbie ...how long do I have to wait?
    Originally posted by lajoni
    Sorry, can't remember how many posts you have to "post" before being able to include piccies....could be 20, 50 or 100...not very with it atm!!


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    • Pooky
    • By Pooky 19th Sep 10, 12:07 PM
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    Pooky
    Have just ordered a couple of these for Christmas pressies but think they'd look great shabbied up a bit too!
    "Start every day off with a smile and get it over with" - W. C. Field.
    • natc
    • By natc 20th Sep 10, 9:18 AM
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    Pooky - £1!!!!! Baragainous! FAb idea to shabby up for xmas presents! Sooooo excited, ivew been counting down the weeks until christmas since April! Sad, I know, but its my favourite time of the year, and love getting ideas for presents. Its time to start now for the crafty/SC presents......
  • nattyt
    I've come out as a shabby chicer!! I LOVE IT! Now that i can do exactly what i want i'm going to!!!! My first project is my bedroom chest of drawers. All prepped ready to paint.I can't decide between cream or F&B green ground? Has anyone seen this shade and if so is it light? Really only want a 'hint' of green if you know what i mean!! Also not quite shabby chic but bought some dolls bunkbeds for DD2 for 50p so painting these for her!! Pink and yellow i reckon. Looking forward to reading this thread! xxx
    • fluffybunny
    • By fluffybunny 20th Sep 10, 10:26 AM
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    Can anyone recommend a shade of F&B?

    I dont want any particular colour, just an off white or maybe a cream?
    • euripidesralph
    • By euripidesralph 20th Sep 10, 11:42 AM
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    Can anyone recommend a shade of F&B?

    I dont want any particular colour, just an off white or maybe a cream?
    Originally posted by fluffybunny
    Hiya

    I have just repainted my fireplace in F and B dimity and would highly reccomend - it seems very white at first but when it dries its like a vintagey colour I cant really explain.

    I am going to try and post photos later so hopefully that will let you see the shade

    The other one I like is no 22 Light blue although that is a bluey colour (obviously - lol sorry)

    hope you find the one you want

    xxx
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  • blushingbride
    Just wanted to share this wonderful bargain I got today from Morrison’s. They have them in HOME and LOVE and they come in black or white for the princely sum of £3.00. I am going to antique mine as I have all cream painted furniture and the white sticks out like a sore thumb. They are a really decent size much bigger than it looks in the picture.
    Originally posted by CraftyDeb

    Oh they would make lovely chrimbo bargains!
    • fluffybunny
    • By fluffybunny 20th Sep 10, 12:32 PM
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    fluffybunny
    Hiya

    I have just repainted my fireplace in F and B dimity and would highly reccomend - it seems very white at first but when it dries its like a vintagey colour I cant really explain.

    I am going to try and post photos later so hopefully that will let you see the shade

    The other one I like is no 22 Light blue although that is a bluey colour (obviously - lol sorry)

    hope you find the one you want

    xxx
    Originally posted by euripidesralph
    thank you

    Ive seen a few posts mentioning dimity and also eggshell sounds nice. Its just that with other paints I find I like the colour on the tub but it looks different when it dries iyswim

    I've been very lucky to get a Priory dresser from freecycle ! Its lovely but a very very dark oak. Has anyone got any advice? i think I'd like to paint most of it apart from the shelves and the top of the bottom part (does that make sense ? lol ) edit - i loved bexbex's transformation here http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showpost.html?p=35417845&postcount=3204

    dont know whether to use ESP or sand or this or that lol
    Last edited by fluffybunny; 20-09-2010 at 12:34 PM.
  • danemi1
    Can anyone recommend a shade of F&B?

    I dont want any particular colour, just an off white or maybe a cream?
    Originally posted by fluffybunny
    DIMITY!!!! without a doubt - its fab!!!
    • Pooky
    • By Pooky 20th Sep 10, 5:55 PM
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    Pooky
    I love those jugs!!! Where did you get them?
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