Do you know what “Shabby Chic” means?
February 3, 2011
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I don’t think my wife understands the term “Shabby Chic”. The true spirit of shabby chic is being resourceful, conserving, use what you have access to make life as comfortable as you can. For example, you made a coffee table from some recycled wooden fence. Things may be a little worn, old, but they’re functional and didn’t cost much. And if you don’t care about how they look or what other people think, there’s beauty in that lifestyle and confidence and people are starting to appreciate it. However, it has also been hijacked by some high end designers. My wife has recently being “Shabby Chic” by buying a pair of Vintage Cotton pillow cases similar to these ones for $75. Ok, if you actually sewed them from a pair of really old white T-shirts, then it qualifies Shabby Chic for me. But I guess i was wrong, that would have just been Shabby, it’s the $75 that really made it Chic.