Shabby chic often doesn't get the credit that it very well deserves. This look is a great option for just about any budget because it encompasses elements that can be as simple as a rustic table all the way up to adding an elaborate chandelier to the kitchen.
The overall style can be ideal for holiday parties because it is so approachable and homey. Guests will feel relaxed and at ease when walking into a shabby chic dining room.
Pick up a secondhand wood dining table and side chairs — spray paint the chairs white for an easy and relatively inexpensive way to go in this direction for the dining room. Place a boutique of teacup roses in the center of the table to gussy things up a bit. In the kitchen — think white washed, antique and sea glass!
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