DIY Shabby Chic Furniture Ideas

Shabby chic furniture is probably the ultimate DIY furniture project.  Anyone can do it.  It can be as simple or as complex as you choose.  There’s almost now way to screw it up.  Below are several examples of shabby chic furniture projects.

In this example the finish on a small vanity table was distressed to match the aged finish on a couple of old panel doors used in the entry way to a retro bathroom decor.  The antique lamp finish and white-beige floral wall paper patter finish the look. From

DIY Shabby Chic Furniture Ideas

I love this idea.  An old suitcase painted white and distressed along it’s metal edging, the mounted on simple wooden feet to create a uniquely functional coffee table. From

Shabby Chic Coffee Table Suitcase

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A very simple weekend project, the drawers in this small chest was refinished with colors to match the room decor.   You can apply this same idea to any accessory furniture piece to create a conversation item or focal point in a room. From

Shabby Chic Dresser

Here’s a similar project.  The draw set was repainted and decals applies, then edges were distressed to create a nice one of a kind antique look for a fully functional draw unit. From

Shabby Chic Hallway Cabinet

How many times have you passed by an old hutch at a yard sale and thought “what would anyone do with that?”.  Well here’s your answer.  This old bah stained hutch was transformed into a lovely kitchen hutch with a paint and some simple trim. From

Shabby Chic Before and After Hutch

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