DIY - Shabby Chic Furniture


I decided recently that I wanted to redecorate my room. It was really outdated and just didn't suit me anymore, I'd out grown it shall we say. The walls were a garish pink and yellow, *shudders*. I was a bit of a hoarder as well and there was just clutter everywhere, I hated it. 
So, in my University reading week (No I didn't read anything lol) I decided it was time to decorate!

I actually quite liked my furniture, I just hated the color of the pine! So after some research I decided to have a go at painting and distressing the furniture myself, and I'm actually really pleased with the results - so I thought I'd share them with you guys!

I started off by sanding down the surfaces with a fine sand paper, then removed all the knobs off of the drawers as I knew I wanted to keep them the original colour. Once sanded I applied two coats of an undercoat/primer paint, which was white.

Once the undercoat had dried I applied a white emulsion paint as the top coat, and I only applied one coat of this. Once this has dried I got my sand paper and started to distress. Sanding down small sections to reveal parts of the wood, like it had worn away over time. After you've distressed to your hearts content all you have left to do is apply a clear wood varnish and you're done!

Here is my dressing table before:|

and after...

Here is the rest of my furniture:

I'm so pleased with the results! And it was such a simple thing to do as well, and just really lights up the room. 
For my wall colours I went for white and one statement wall in a gorgeous grey colour from Wilko's called "Flintstone". Grey, white, black and a hint of pink is all the colour I need in my room now!

I'll be doing another post this week about the accessories I've been buying for my room!

Frankee x

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