If you are interested in our site, you probably love the shabby decorating style and chic cottage home look as much as we do. We will be bringing you some tips and ideas on how to make your home lovely in these styles without spending a fortune.
August 1, 2008
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Shabby decorating style makes your home look like a warm and comfortable cottage is often about using what you have. The idea is that the items may be a little worn but filled with charm and character. They either have been or look as though they have been around for awhile. Using old items and redesigning them with paint is another way of creating a place of comfort for you, your family and friends.
My favorite place is the beach, so for a time, each time we traveled to the coast, I would bring back a pretty piece to remember. Be careful, however, to not let your collections overpower the room. I stopped adding to the collection at one point because the shelf was looking too crowded.
We always have to adjust...
November 21, 2008
Use the Unexpected
The heart of a shabby decor home or one that is decorated in cottage decor is using what you have for another purpose than it's original purpose. Some people call that "repurposing." I just call it fun.
Old scratched cedar box can now be used for jewelry, stationery and other personal items.
How about this painted silver plated dish with cover. What an unexpected storage item for your everyday jewelry pieces.
I love using vintage items most. This is a vintage sewing machine drawer transformed into a shabby decor styled romantic storage item for your vanity or bathroom.
Baby food jars have always been used for lots of things but dressing them up is another thing. These have been changed into a beautiful addition for scrapbooking, arts and crafts and altered art storage.
Use your imagination. There are always two ways to look at things.
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