I was so in love with this show! I love Arts and Crafts ever since I was born so it wasn't a surprise for my parents if they caught me watching shows like this then do crafts after. The interior of the set of the show or in short, Ms. Dena's incredible house also caught my eye. Every week, I was looking forward to know what else her house has to offer but nobody really knows what lies behind closed doors (or what the camera doesn't show) so I became hungry for it. I even dreamed up until now that one day, I'll be given the opportunity to have a tour around her house.
So what is Shabby Chic? Shabby Chic is antiques without the price tag. It's "secondhand stylishness". It's finding furniture at flea markets and fixing it up by giving it a character. It's peeling paint, milk-paint finishes, rust or worm holes! Nicks and scratches don't matter for they are character. The underlying quality is what matters.
When we talk about Shabby Chic, you'll often hear cottons, linens, pie safes, jelly cupboards, sanding, staining, flea markets, flowers, vintage and chintz. It's because these terms revolve in the shabby chic world.
The fabrics tend to be cottons and linens.Whites and worn or bleached out pastels are favorite colors. Oftentimes, the fabric is stained with tea to give it the look of old fabric.