What does shabby chic mean? Shabby chic is when your furniture and other furnishings are either chosen for their appearance of age and signs of wear and tear or where new items are distressed to achieve the appearance of an antique. At the same time, emphasizing a soft, cottage-style decor.
I love how white is so peaceful and serene. It calms me down, looks clean and lets accents pop out with more definition.
Here, I have an old shelf that I found for $8 at a local thrift shop. I liked the shape and the durability it held. I gave it a quick spray with the a plain white color spray paint. This shelf still has the look of a distressed piece. I decided to incorporate it in our family room to use for our media storage.
Here is the outcome of this old looking shelf.
It not only serves as a purpose of holding all our media, it fills the gap between two desks that we currently have in our family room. Other than it housing our media, remotes and laptops, I added a few decor touches. I placed an old bible I used to use in my youth, a clock and some white and black photos of my little family.
This demonstrates to me that we should never pass up old furniture. If it has good bones, it is defnitely worth decorating with it especially if it not only looks good but