25+ Charming Shabby Chic Furniture Ideas and DIY projects

Florine Tanner
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Are you looking for DIY projects or painted shabby-chic furniture ideas? These 27 inspiring ideas and tutorials will inspire you in this gorgeous style.

Shabby chic is charming and full-of-character. This is a great way for you to show your individuality in your home decor. This design is also feminine and appropriate for housewives who want to create a warm, cozy space. You can also pamper yourself with painted shabby-chic pieces. They will be a great accent to any decor and conversation starter.

This style is also very open to creativity. You can make it any way you want, without having to follow any specific rules. You can make Shabby Chic furniture from an old piece of furniture by using either a DIY embellishment or paint. It doesn’t matter what case it may be, it’s never boring! Here are 27 inspiring ideas, some with DIY tutorials, to help you create the shabby chic furniture you desire.

Little Vintage Painted Shabby Chic Cabinet

A small, vintage cabinet can be a charming accent piece of furniture in shabby chic. A tiny piece of furniture such as this can add a subtle touch of shabby chic to your decor.

Olivia39s Romantic Home Shabby Chic Painting Furniture
Olivia39s Romantic Home Shabby Chic Painting Furniture

Antique Shabby Chic Console Table, or Vanity

You can get all the shabby chic style you want in your home decor with antique furniture. It is a staple of this style. You can find them at a fleamarket, thrift store, or Etsy.

Vintage Shabby Chic Shabby Chic Dresser

This charming piece of vintage shabby chic furniture is from the 1970s. This piece was used as a decoration accent and is still a popular conversation piece. This little dresser’s stunning design is a great base for any shabby chic decor ideas.

DIY Upholstered Shabby Chic Ottoman

Collage Sheet Girl How To Paint A Shabby Chic Rose Video
Collage Sheet Girl How To Paint A Shabby Chic Rose Video

Here are some ways furniture can be transformed from dull to beautiful. A DIY ottoman transformation transforms a boring piece of furniture into a chic accent piece. This tutorial is the best thing about this idea.

Shabby Chic Dresser Makeover – Lace

You have to be creative if a piece isn’t shabby enough. This is how you can make an old dresser look more stylish with lace. This look is amazing and so easy to achieve.

Shabby Chic Rosette Stool Makeover

Turn a plain stool into a fashionable seat. The top was covered in printed fabric, while the sides were decorated with rosettes. Finally, the legs were painted with a distressed finish.

39Shabby Chic39 Painted Furniture Yorkshire Imaginative
39Shabby Chic39 Painted Furniture Yorkshire Imaginative

Pale Pink Shabby Chic Makeup Vanity

You can give new life to old furniture by painting it with matching colors. The dresser looks great with light gray and pale pink coats.

Soft Pink Shabby Chic Dresser

This vintage vanity looks great in the pale pink finish. The vanity’s gentle curves are highlighted from top to base, making it a great choice for those who love traditional feminine styles.

French Antique Shabby Chic Dresser

The dark paint with gold highlights makes this French antique piece stand out. This contrast really makes the intricate carvings stand out. For dramatic effect, drawer handles and edges were also coated in gold.

Teal Shabby Chic Dresser

You can salvage old pieces with a little effort. This one can be used again after a little sanding, and a coat teal paint. You can add some accessories to enhance the interesting details.

French Country Shabby Chic Furniture

These twin bedsides, which are drab-tofab but not fab, look like they have just come out of a French country cottage. These classic pieces of shabby chic furniture are made with distressed paint, a variety of decor, and a down-to-earth aesthetic.

Glossy White Shabby Chic Furniture

A similar design language makes the desk and chair combination work well. The same color makes them look great together and hides any imperfections.

Bedroom Furniture in White Shabby Chic Style

A classic bedroom design featuring light blue walls and white ceiling. The bed, sofa and shelves echo this color scheme. This makes the space appear spacious and bright.

Farmhouse Shabby Chic Furniture

The details are what make this bed stand out, from the curves on the headboard to the patterns in the bedding. Even the accent pillows and chair are rich in texture.

Shabby Chic Formal Dining Table Furniture

The large wooden table and thick central legs anchor the formal dining room’s understated elegance. The contrast with the luxurious interiors is created by the rustic, shabby chic look.

Cottage Shabby Chic Furniture

This beach cottage is a good size for quiet vacations. The sofa is traditional and has plenty of cushioning. It also features eye-catching accent pillows. They look great with the small coffee table.

White Shabby Chic Bathroom Furniture

The Victorian house is seen through the room, which has farmhouse furniture. Mothers and caregivers can use the antique chair to rest while watching over their child. A small storage unit is included as well as a shelf.

Shabby Chic Bedroom Furniture for Kids

This design is designed to make kids’ bedrooms fun. The design is simple and straightforward, with just a few pink accents on the curtains, walls, and pillows. As a temporary storage solution for infant clothes, a coat hanger is used.

Shabby Chic Home Office Furniture

A large desk is essential for any home office to store necessary supplies and equipment. This one has plenty of space on the top and a sturdy frame.

Shabby Chic Nightstand

This is a charming bedroom in a beach cottage with wooden chairs and layered drawers. The wall and floor are complemented by the light colors of the base, while imperfections on the surface give the room character.

DIY Shabby Chic Dresser

This is a simple and neat way to make shabby chic furniture. You can use wooden wine bottles to transform a new dresser into something that has a distressed look.

DIY Shabby Chic Salvaged Window Coffee table

Oh, the things are getting worse. This is what you will think as you make this coffee table from an old window. It has hidden storage beneath the glass.

Vinegar and Furniture Distress

Shabby chic is difficult to create if you don’t have the right materials. The clever idea of using vinegar and chalk-based paint to make things look worn is a great idea.

How to distress new wood

The headboard of this farmhouse is just half of the story. Clear, concise instructions are provided on how to distress any item with paint.

DIY Shabby Chic Rocking chair

This is one those “Now, why didn’t you think of that?” kind of projects. You’ll want one once you’ve thought it through.

Makeover of a French armoire that is Shabby Chic and DIY

It’s amazing how shabby chic can make an armoire look better just by making it look worse.

Vintage Shabby Chic Chest coffee table

A steamer trunk can be used as furniture. It is romantic and exciting. Imagine the stories and places it might have taken you to.

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