Shabby Chic design is versatile due to fact it can be incorporated with other design elements. If your style revolves around a soft palette of whites and creams, then stained wood is probably out. Marie from the Interior Frugalista shares with us her makeover of a floor standing jewelry chest.
An accent on simplicity, this makeover is simple enough for a beginner looking to paint furniture. Her great tips on how to test for paint adhesion is valuable. With step by step instructions and good pictures, Marie turns this into a fun project. Not having to strip the wood is alway a plus in my book.
Be sure to pay attention to her Petroleum Jelly resist information if you are looking for a distressed look. Although a perfect complement for a shabby chic interior, this can be painted in other colors for modern farmhouse, or black and gray for modern decor.