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Make Your Very Own Shabby Chic Furniture

Make Your Very Own Shabby Chic Furniture

Shabby chic furniture is making a hit in the interior design industry today. There are various ways in order to achieve this kind of look for your furniture and the good news is that you can do it by yourself.

First off, what is shabby chic? It is term coined by a lot of designers today and it is commonly used by people who live on small but homey looking apartments and Victorian homes. It is a style in which one can add a romantic and vintage aura to any kind of room. Some also says that it is a way in order to decorate furniture rustically. These days, shabby and chic can be intertwined together and can still look magnificent in the end. The good thing is this style can be easily achieved. You don’t need a decorator or interior designer and you can just do the redecoration all by yourself.

Once you decide to transform your house with a shabby chic interior, you must then choose the right kind of furniture that is fit for that kind of style. Usually, this furniture is Victorian and rustic inspired. You must stay away from modern pieces because it will not work with the look that you want. Once you have acquired the right type of furniture, you can then choose the right kind of paint to use.

Usually, you can use light and pastel colored paints for this kind of project. Also, be sure that there are chipped parts in the furniture once you are done.

Once you have the furniture, the first thing you need to do is clean it and repair it if it has any kind of damage that can affect the overall structure of the furniture piece. You can remove the original paint or finish by sanding it and making sure that there are no bumps on the surface.

Once you are done, you can now apply a thin coat of paint and then surely let it dry. Do this lots of times using either brush paint or spray paint. Once it is dry, you can now sand the furniture again and make sure that you sand the parts that will receive the most amount of wear and tear. Once you are done, you can now paint a matte finish on the entire furniture in order to protect the entire finish. This will also make your furniture look good even after a long period of time.

Making your own shabby chic furniture is easy. All you need to do is find the right kind of furniture that you need and patiently work on it. Once you have finished at least one of the furniture, the next would be easier to make.