Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Create A Shabby Chic Retreat

Want to go ultra-girly? A shabby chic nursery lets you combine new items with vintage inspired finds that will create a look that is TOTALLY unique to you. Below are some of the ways to create a shabby chic retreat that is stylish and affordable!

Vintage Style Crib - The Jenny Lind style crib is a classic and looks great in white or black. Check out the one made by Da Vinci, it is JPMA certified and inexpensive.

Vintage Dresser - The key to a shabby chic look is not to match. Who says your dresser has to be from the baby store? Shop flea markets and vintage stores for a cool, unique piece like this blue dresser. Have an old dresser you want to turn into "vintage"? Sand off the finish and paint it an unexpected shade. Change out the hardware for something antique looking - this will make a big difference.

Lighting - Shabby chic decor is not complete without a chandelier. This pink and brown room features one with beaded shades - and a chandelier painting on the wall!

Wall Art - Finally, accent with something unique like this cameo print. Search flea markets and thrift stores for vintage needlepoint pictures or other unique finds. They don't need to all match or color coordinate - that is the beauty of the shabby chic look!

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

Those are all gorgeous!