While I’ve been on the topic of saving money, I thought I’d share with you yet another hobby of mine which is shabby chic-ing furniture. If you love this style but haven’t tried it for yourself, then what are you waiting for? And sorry to say the obvious, but practice means perfect when trying to find your style and confidence.
I’ve walked past many boutiques in affluent tourist towns selling pieces with a hefty price tag. Even charity shops have been over charging for unloved pieces recently before you’ve spent time sprucing things up. Yes, you have to keep you eyes peeled for the right price, so personally, I tend to not go out with the intention of looking for something, but rather let it jump out at me at the right time and price. Or, why not start at something that’s been passed down to you?
In this video, I feature a table that jumper out at me and thought my usual thing… “why not share what I do with my YouTube friends too?”. When you’re not looking for the perfect painted piece that quick & easy to do, then dark wax is your best friend. You don’t have to use Annie Sloan; there are many other varieties on the market, but two years on, I’m still not even half way through the tub. Another bonus is that any dust that settles will simply blend in.
And it’s also worth noting that is this one of many techniques I do. You can distress, skip the dark wax process, decoupage or even varnish.
How do you shabby chic yours?
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