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Budget décor doesn’t have to be shabby. Create sophistication with a little money and
a lot of creativity. Repurpose and recycle, that’s the shabby chic moto.

Chic on a shabby budget

Budget décor doesn’t have to be shabby. Create chic sophistication with a little money and a lot of
creativity. Repurpose and recycle, that’s the shabby chic moto. In the early 1980’s rebellious designers
rediscovered their ancestral estate homes. Much of the furniture was scruffy from years of neglect.
These radical designers left the cobwebs, but set shabby center stage. The Rococo style took on a new
life.


Take a look around the house, check under the sofa, out in the garage – surely there’s some junk lying
around just asking to be repurposed. Breathe new life into old scrap – be creative. Here are a few ideas
to transform shabby into a chic sensation.

A playful pallet paradise

Recycling chit chat starts at pallet level. Pallets are perhaps the most versatile blocks of wood in the
world, they’re cheap and you can do nearly anything with them. Hang them on a wall to create a vertical
garden. Sand, paint, antique and hang on your wall for a nick knack holder. A watering can here, clock
there – anything goes. Break the wooden beams and frame yourself a shabby wooden wall. Coffee table,
bed frame, bench, swing. Pallets – the stubby wooden wonders of the recycling world.

Tin cans, watering cans, glass jars and papier mache

Store cupboard weekday meals save time; save the parts for a chic way to adorn your dining room table.
Bring the kids along for a trip to your local stationary, buy some golden ribbons and a bunch of paper
mache. Wash the sauce jar, wrap your ribbon around it – put a candle inside and voila! – stunning dinner
décor. Use glue and the papier mache to create a colorful little vase. Make a series in different colours.
A little touch can have a big impact.
Shabby chic is about transformation. Use your imagination to turn your junk into something special.

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