Remember when you used to visit grandma? Were there things you couldn’t forget inside her home? Most of these things are perfect to come up with a list of 10 shabby chic decors to update your house with.
Update Your House with these 10 Shabby Chic Decors
Ready to get some new shabby chic decor stuff to update your house? Here are some of them:
1. Porcelain, Ceramic, and Earthenware Bowls
If your family roots are from Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Philadelphia, and Connecticut, chances are you still have a few pieces of these potteries. If so, it’s time to unearth them from the basement and be proud to have them displayed in your dining area.
The antique wooden cupboard from grandma’s house can be cleaned, restored, and used as a focal point in your kitchen.
3. Old cardigans and sweaters
Transform unused knitted or crochet cardigans and sweaters to cover your throw pillows. A few cuts and basic sewing skills are all you need to create a new look for your throw pillows.
4. DIY wall shelves
Putting up shelves is a great way to accent your wall, and making them yourself would motivate you even better to hang them where your visitors could see and appreciate your artwork. Craft your wall shelves from unused wooden hangers. The sight of old wood complements any other distressed furniture around the room.
Hangers with floral or printed patterns can also be used. Watch this video to help you craft DIY wall shelves. Choose designs and patterns that are vintage-looking or pastel in colors.
5. Mason jars
Fill your mason jars with things that are no longer being used in the household, such as colorful beads, yarns, and ribbons, and place them on your side tables. You can also arrange a number of mason jars on your kitchen shelves that are filled with herbs and spices.
6. A ladle to hold a tealight candle
Don’t throw your timeworn ladle. Instead, use it as a candle holder. Attach a soup ladle to a piece of wood that can be hung on your toilet. Place a scented tealight candle on the ladle and enjoy the fresh smell while taking a bath. Don’t forget to put out the light after using the candle.
Give your lampshade a makeover by turning them into a shabby chic rosette lampshade. This is a tedious and time-consuming project but very fulfilling once completed. Patience is a virtue!
8. Bottles and Tin Cans
Bottles and tin cans need not go straight to the junkyard. Repurpose these with some painting and add a few attractive knick-knacks. Both can also be simply covered with colorful yarns or a rope to match your wicker magazine baskets.
9. Laundry basket to Magazine racks
Tie some lace onto your spare woven laundry basket and place them in your living room. Make it more useful by organizing your magazines and other reading materials into your basket.
10. Picture frames
The best decor of all would be filling your home with blissful memories. But almost everything has turned digital nowadays, including capturing those happy moments the family has shared together. Download those Instagram or Facebook stories, have them printed, and lock them in shabby chic picture frames.
Grandma will surely love how you were able to repurpose things the family has been keeping in the basement or attic for years. Stay shabby chic!