Friday, March 29, 2013

SHABBY CHIC PROGRESS REPORT



Originally we were going to wait until retirement to redo our antique furniture into the fresh Shabby Chic look.  After seeing so many wonderful shabby chic projects on your blogs - I convinced my hubby it was time now to go for it. We did the drying rack over my kitchen sink with Vintage White which is the color we are using most:




 This is one of three what-not-shelves we have been working on and the easiest one to do:  







 The piece had a black finish on it like a Victorian ebony I am sure - very, very old but we didn't have to sand it.  It stands by my front door.  I don't live in a big house so our furniture is scaled smaller.  If you have a huge house and entrance foyer this would look ridiculous but it works here in my small foyer. 





12 comments:

ellen b. said...

Looks nice and fresh Bernideen!

PinkGranny said...

I love it! I spy a great pink transferware plate in the first picture. It perfectly complements the arrangement of the flowers!

janice15 said...

I love them both..the white shelve looks wonderful..you make me want to go home and paint my living room furniture white...Happy Easter with love Janice

Phyllis @Around the House said...

Love the beautiful shelf with the wonderful Easter things, such a pretty setting and love your little Easter cuties....

my cup of tea said...

Oooo very pretty!
~Donna~

NanaDiana said...

Bernideen- I just love coming here- it is so very, very beautiful. I just love all that you do and highlight here- xo Diana

relevanttealeaf said...

I'm enjoying the updates on your Shabby Chic makeovers. They're just lovely!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Wonderful that you have started now and share with us! I love the roses hanging. How do you dry yours? I don't do anything to mine but they are not as brilliant a color as yours! Very pretty! Nancy http://cozythymecottage.blogspot.com

[email protected] Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Love your updates, Bernideen, and I know you're enjoying them! I love that transferware plate I see there in the photo too. Your dried flowers are lovely. Happy Easter!

Blessings,
Sandi

Susan said...

You are really on a Shabby Chic roll! I love your projects, XOXO

Marilyn said...

Now you are on a roll with the white paint. Lucky you! It looks so fresh and clean! I love the flower drying rack in the kitchen.

Tassell, Tea pot, and life down under said...

You have beautiful collections of china. I always love dropping by to see your inspiring posts. The hanging rack is perfect, I have a hanging rack too but I use it for drying herbs.
. I would love to join your tea time Tuesday but I don't know how. I'm still finding my way around blogging land.

Have a lovely week

Blessings,

Aida