Fantistic DIY Shabby Chic Furniture Ideas & Tutorials


Shabby chic is everywhere. This modern-vintage style dazzles and inspires people everywhere, and is now the decor trend of choice for older and younger people alike. The style is a perfect mix of subtle and ostentatious, comfortable and ornate, modern and vintage. The main elements needed to achieve a shabby chic decoration are neutral, often pastel colors, ornate yet distressed furniture, and functional yet informal sitting pieces. Mirrors and chandeliers are also a must-have, but they need to be old-fashioned and over-the-top in order to fit the trend.

Fantistic DIY Shabby Chic Furniture Ideas and Tutorials.

There are many ways to achieve a shabby chic decoration, and the DIY route is among the most popular ways to go about it, as you will see in this article.

Shabby Chic Table And Mismatched Chairs Makeover

Shabby Chic Table And Mismatched Chairs Makeover

Wooden furniture gives a cozy and rustic appeal to the room, which is something that fits in perfectly with shabby chic, as do the mismatched chairs, since they add to the salvaged and lived-in concept. Get the tutorial via sweetpickinsfurniture.

Spray Painted Silver Over Lace To Get The Shaby Chic Effect

Spray Painted Silver over Lace to Get the Shaby Chic Effect

It doesn’t get much more ornate than silver and lace patterns, and ornate is a key feature of shabby chic décor, so this project is perfect to add a finishing touch or repurpose old furniture. It doesn’t hurt that it is relatively easy and affordable to do as well. Get the tutorial via uniquelychicmosaics.

Shabby Chic Makeover: How to Paint a Laminate Kitchen Table

Shabby Chic Makeover: How to Paint a Laminate Kitchen Table.

Get the tutorial via confessionsofaserialdiyer.

Painted Fabric Chair

Painted Fabric Chair

Get the tutorial via thekimsixfix.

Drop Cloth Rosette Stool Makeover

Drop Cloth Rosette Stool Makeover

This stool is a perfect example of a shabby chic makeover. While the old wooden stool would have worked too, the added rosette cloth gives it the ornate element that makes it truly shabby chic. Get the tutorial via confessionsofaserialdiyere.

Distress New Wood to Shabby Chic Style Headboard

Distress New Wood to Shabby Chic Style Headboard

Wood always works with shabby chic, except when it looks brand new, so it needs to be distressed in order to get that lived-in feel and character. In fact, this kind of project is actually really popular among shabby chic fans, so don’t be afraid to go all out – it will look much better in the end. Get the tutorial via creativesavingsblog.

Shabby Chic Turquoise Trunks

Shabby Chic Turquoise Trunks

Turquoise color is also a big part of the shabby chic style, and it work particularly well with vintage-looking pieces such as these. The best thing is that achieving this look is as easy as finding the piece. Get the tutorial via hometalk.

DIY Beautiful Rose-Painted Shutter

DIY Beautiful Rose Painted Shutter

Get the tutorial via chateaudefleurs.

Shabby Chic Refrigerator Makeover

Shabby Chic Refrigerator Makeover

This is probably one of the most beautifully original refrigerators you will ever see. The Parisian vibe was achieved to the max, and the effects almost make you forget the actual utilitarian nature of the piece. Get the tutorial via troispetitesfilles.

DIY Chalk Paint Distressed Mirror Tutorial

DIY Chalk Paint Distressed Mirror Tutorial

This chalk painted mirror is really spectacular. Get the tutorial via sincerelysarad.

DIY Shabby Chic Office Chair Redo

DIY Shabby Chic Office Chair Redo

Office chairs are usually modern and impersonal, so adding the floral pattern really brings an element of shabby chic to the piece and makes it a much better match for the space. All you need is a cute floral fabric, spray paint, and a chair. Get the tutorial via issamarsellenedesign.

DIY Shabby Chic Window Box

DIY Shabby Chic Window Box

Get the tutorial via facebook.

DIY Shabby Chic Painted and Distressed Furniture

DIY Shabby Chic Painted and Distressed Furniture

How to get a distressed finish on any wooden surface with this Heirloom Traditions paint, or chalky paint. Check out the step by step tutorial on how to distress using vinegar via whitelacecottage.

DIY Shabby Chic Lampshade

DIY Shabby Chic Lampshade

Lamps and light sources are essential in a shabby chic room, but simple, modern pieces just won’t do. This project may be a little time-consuming, but it’s simple enough for the difference it will make in the end. Get the tutorial via jenniferciani.

Folding Screen With Lace Room Divider

Folding Screen With Lace Room Divider

Lace is another shabby chic essential, so this is a perfect t addition to any so-called shabby chic room, even if it isn’t as practical as modern alternatives. Get the tutorial via source.

Recycled Shutter Room Divider

Recycled Shutter Room Divider

Recycled and upcycled pieces are one of the trademarks of shabby chic style and these shutters have the perfect look, so they work really well as a room divider in this shabby chic setting. Get the tutorial via source.

DIY Shabby Chic Entryway Table

DIY Shabby Chic Entryway Table

The ornate entry way table is beautiful and chic, and all the complementary pieces really add to the look. Get the tutorial via farmhouseporch.

Top Of An Old Hutch Painted And Upcycled Into Shbby Chi Shelves For The Bath

Top Of An Old Hutch Painted And Upcycled Into Shbby Chi Shelves For The Bath

Again, this bath shelf project is a real shabby chic role model. It looks truly beautiful and shows all of the potential housed in upcycling projects. Get the tutorial via stylefromthesticks.

Recycled Door Shabby Chic Headboard

Recycled Door Shabby Chic Headboard

It doesn’t get any more DIY or shabby chic than turning a distressed door into a headboard. This project is so perfect you can barely tell what this beautiful frame used to be. Truly magic. Get the tutorial via hometalk.

Easy Shabby Chic Mirror Makeover Using Appliques and Paint

Easy Shabby Chic Mirror Makeover Using Appliques and Paint

This mirror is the epitome of shabby chic, so if you want to replicate it, all you need to do is find an old plain mirror and use wood glue to attach the appliques to it, then paint them the same color you like, it really makes a drastic change. Get the tutorial via notsoshabby-shabbychic.

Pink Floral Dresser Makeover

Pink Floral Dresser Makeover.

This is another upcycling project that looks truly magical. Would you have imagined this dresser was originally dark and clean-cute by looking at its pink floral magnificence? Get the tutorial via shadesofblueinteriors.

DIY Shabby Chic 25 Drawer Storage Unit

DIY Shabby Chic 25 Drawer Storage Unit

These storage units were as modern and industrial as can be, and they only really filled the shabby requirement. After the makeover, however, they are a true shabby chic dream. Get the tutorial via shabbyartboutique.

Recycled Old Sewing Machine Table

Recycled Old Sewing Machine Table

A sewing machine table– especially one as detailed as this – will always have a vintage appeal, but old isn’t chic, and this one definitely benefitted from being upcycled and gaining a new life. Get the tutorial via lushome.

Vintage Suitcase Makeover

Vintage Suitcase Makeover

This suitcase had definitely seen better days, but after a paint job and new lining, it can really turn heads, whether it is used as a storage piece or for its original function. Get the tutorial via shabbyprimdelights.

DIY Driftwood Wall Organizer

DIY Driftwood Wall Organizer

Get the tutorial via tableandhearth.

Shabby Chic Recycled Picture Frame

Shabby Chic Recycled Picture Frame.

Get the tutorial via ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.

Upcycled Drawers To Shabby Chic Side Tables

Upcycled Drawers To Shabby Chic Side Tables.

These drawers look beautifully charming as side tables, and show a real kind of out of the box’thought that is truly the essence of shabby chic. Get the tutorial via facebook.

DIY Shabby Chic Ladder Shelf

DIY Shabby Chic Ladder Shelf

Speaking of thinking outside the box, these shelves made from a ladder are not only beautifully chic and pastel but also something you will not find anywhere else, unless of course you replicate it yourself. Get the tutorial via makingitinthemountains.

Shabby Chic Nightstand Makeover

Shabby Chic Nightstand Makeover

This night table was definitely chic, but also quite old-fashioned. The new pastel hue and distressed look gave it a new life and charm it had definitely been lacking. lizmarieblog.

DIY Shabby Chic Ottoman

DIY Shabby Chic Ottoman

This ottoman was beautiful, but looked too new to be shabby chic, so it was painted and covered with patterned fabric to make it look truly vintage and elegant. Get the tutorial via newlywedmcgees.

Ruffled Burlap Chair Skirt Made Out Of Valances

Ruffled Burlap Chair Skirt Made Out Of Valances.

add to a plain ladder back chair to fancy it up. Get the tutorial via junkchiccottage.

DIY Shabby Chic Jewelry Organizer

DIY Shabby Chic Jewelry Organizer

The jewelry organizer you see here is the essence of shabby chic, from the repurposed ornate frame to the lacy shelves. String lace in an old picture frame to create an awesome jewelry holder. Use holes in lace to organize earrings. Get the tutorial via decor4all.

DIY- A Shabby Pink Repurposed Vintage Cabinet Tutorial

DIY  A Shabby Pink Repurposed Vintage Cabinet Tutorial.

This cabinet was truly vintage and shabby, but the makeover made it feminine and chic, perfect for a dreamy room decor. Get the tutorial via myrepurposedlife.

Vintage Bentwood Rocking Chair Makeover

Vintage Bentwood Rocking Chair Makeover

Rocking chairs are true classics, but this one looked more rustic-vintage than shabby chic. The new color gives it a new look while maintaining its essence, and that’s exactly how it’s supposed to be. Get the tutorial via prodigalpieces.

Shabby Chic Wallpaper Covered Blinds

Shabby Chic Wallpaper Covered Blinds.

Get the tutorial via tinkeredtreasures.

DIY Adorned Screen Door

DIY Adorned Screen Door.

Get the tutorial via goinghometoroost/a>.

Wallpaper Patchwork DIY Folding Screen

Wallpaper Patchwork DIY Folding Screen.

DIY French Armoire Makeover

French Armoire Makeover.

Transform the beautiful armoire from black and yellow to gorgeous french blue, which give it french scandanavian feel. Get the tutorial via keepinitthriftyandrea.

DIY Beadboard Cabinet from a Bookcase

DIY Beadboard Cabinet from a Bookcase.

Super simple DIY beadboard cabinet – a great idea fo a shabby chic living room, kitchen, dining room & so much more! source.

Vintage Chest Turned Coffee Table

Vintage Chest Turned Coffee Table.

Get the tutorial via jennasuedesign.

Comments

  1. MB Reply

    Every one of these ideas are awesome and doable!

  2. Linda Holding Reply

    Hell how are you? Thsmk you so much for sharing, I love it all. And will certainly try some of these idea. Thank you Linda

  3. Kerstin Reply

    So many creative and lovely ideas! I definitely will try some of them!
    Thanks for these cheap and easy upcyceling tips!

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