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101 Prettiest Pinterest Shabby Chic - My Picks

Updated on March 22, 2014

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Do you enjoy DIY shabby chic or only buy finished products?

Published January 26, 2014 by Mary McShane

If you have just recently discovered shabby chic décor, Welcome!

The shabby chic look is attracting new admirers for clothing, accessories, furniture, artwork, flower arranging and interior design.

Shabby chic "anything" is very much in demand.

Shabby chic collectors do not limit themselves to one style or design. Inside this overall category of shabby chic lives several niches, but not limited to: homemade, vintage, Parisian, cottage, country, French, shaker, nostalgia and chateau.

Those who like DIY projects have no worries about the final product looking homemade. In fact, that's part of its charm. Shabby chic has lots of versatility: from rustic, vintage, elegant to professional styles.

No material or color scheme is off limits.

NOTE: There are two DIY (do it yourself) videos at the end of this hub. I love doing easy projects, however I can't sew and I'm not exceptionally crafty with paints or intricate work. But I can and have made the projects in these videos. One video is short and one is a little longer but both have very detailed instructions. I chose easy project videos to feature to encourage visitors to give DIY a try.

Feel free to pin anything here to your Pinterest boards. I have noted sources where I was able. This hub was flagged for overly promotional using Pinterest links, so I tried to include user names wherever possible so you can locate their boards that way.

Here are my top favorites from my boards and from other Pinterest users. Enjoy!

Bedrooms and Windows

shabby chic linens
shabby chic linens
pastels of mint and cream
pastels of mint and cream
shabby chic bedroom
shabby chic bedroom
window coverings
window coverings
shabby chic dollhouse miniatures
shabby chic dollhouse miniatures | Source
Candlelight adds a nice touch to make this a shabby chic bedroom ensemble
Candlelight adds a nice touch to make this a shabby chic bedroom ensemble | Source

Shabby chic décor fits in almost any room of the house.













You don't have to pay top dollar; you can decorate vintage style or truly shabby chic from rummage and flea market finds.











Many lovers of shabby chic are true artists in their own right. The DIY base is huge.







DIY'ers created many of the photos you see here.















Shabby chic décor only has to be

  • a tad shabby,
  • use attractive florals or colors and
  • can be of one medium, two or several mediums, as seen here.


















These lights add a romantic touch.






Boxes, Trunks and Luggage

Vintage boxes
Vintage boxes | Source
Pretty
Pretty
These paper mache boxes are charming
These paper mache boxes are charming | Source
Colorful luggage
Colorful luggage | Source
Shabby Chic / Vintage Style 6 Drawer Heart Box
Shabby Chic / Vintage Style 6 Drawer Heart Box
Record box (the vinyl kind)
Record box (the vinyl kind)
Lace trimmed antique trunk
Lace trimmed antique trunk | Source
Parisian box, shabby chic style
Parisian box, shabby chic style
Jewelry box
Jewelry box
white and pink keepsake box
white and pink keepsake box
Rustic Shabby Chic Wood Heart Letter Rack
Rustic Shabby Chic Wood Heart Letter Rack
Hershey's Kisses box
Hershey's Kisses box
cigar box, multi-medium
cigar box, multi-medium
Beautiful covered box
Beautiful covered box
Shabby chic floral pale hued hats and hat boxes
Shabby chic floral pale hued hats and hat boxes

Vintage Boxes

Vintage boxes of all shapes and sizes are favorites among collectors.











Using a couple of mediums adds texture.















Paper Mache



























Jewelry boxes

































Keepsake boxes











































































I don't wear hats much anymore, but

these hat boxes are gorgeous just to have for decoration!






Shabby Chic Home Décor

Shabby chic décor has become so popular that many crafters are furnishing your home and mine with their DIY projects.

If you go religiously to the flea markets and craft shows, you can get better bargains than buying at high end specialty shoppes.

Home Ideas

Very versatile shabby Chic shelves
Very versatile shabby Chic shelves | Source
Pretty and serviceable
Pretty and serviceable | Source
Loveseat with pillows and accessories
Loveseat with pillows and accessories
Paint on paint
Paint on paint
Fabric insert on painted green armoir
Fabric insert on painted green armoir
Corner shelves are a nice addition to any room
Corner shelves are a nice addition to any room
Pastel painted dresser
Pastel painted dresser
The antique looks always is a hit.
The antique looks always is a hit.
Beautiful
Beautiful | Source
Weathered cupboard
Weathered cupboard | Source
Nicely shabby chic
Nicely shabby chic | Source
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Another weathered cupboard for linens
Another weathered cupboard for linens | Source
I love this!
I love this! | Source

Signs and Sign Collections

Shabby chic Home Sweet Home sign
Shabby chic Home Sweet Home sign | Source
Antique Roses
Antique Roses
French shabby chic sign and trinket box
French shabby chic sign and trinket box | Source
Fresh flowers
Fresh flowers | Source
Cottage signs
Cottage signs
Welcome sign
Welcome sign
Vintage French sign
Vintage French sign
English Garden
English Garden
Tea Room
Tea Room
3 signs
3 signs

Vintage Lace

I love vintage lace and judging from Pinterest activity, so do pinners.

Lace

mint and cream lace
mint and cream lace | Source
Lace Victorian Wall Fan
Lace Victorian Wall Fan | Source
Lacy crocheted Irish Ditty Bag
Lacy crocheted Irish Ditty Bag | Source
Lace wedding favor bags
Lace wedding favor bags | Source

Multi-medium decanters and containers

Thread case and pin cushion
Thread case and pin cushion | Source
visit link for more beautiful shabby chic
visit link for more beautiful shabby chic | Source
lacy perfume decanter
lacy perfume decanter | Source

Decanters and Containers

A favorite among collectors of shabby chic are bottles, decanters, and jars.


























The vintage look is in demand, and nothing stands in the way of collecting for true shabby chic collectors.

Multi-medium using flowers and lace

Marie Antoinette album cover
Marie Antoinette album cover | Source
roses and lace
roses and lace
antique dress with shabby chic accents
antique dress with shabby chic accents | Source
flowers, tule and lace make this shabby chic lovely
flowers, tule and lace make this shabby chic lovely | Source

Flowers And Lace

This is an example of multi-medium crafting ----------------->











Ruffles and roses - I don't know what it is, but I still pinned it!














Florals and lace, a must for any devoted shabby chic collector.












The more vintage looking, the more it will attract pinners on Pinterest.












Florals intermingled with everyday items set a nice stage for shabby chic look.





Pitchers, Pots and Cans

floral pitcher
floral pitcher
watering can
watering can
French coffee pot
French coffee pot | Source

It is a good day when shabby chic collectors find pitchers and cannisters.

The florals are an instant attraction on this nicely detailed pitcher.













This watering can is just too pretty to use and looks very nice as a shelf decoration.











I haven't seen a French coffee pot like this before, but I loved it.

Cast Your Vote

What is your favorite style of shabby chic?

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Chairs and stools

Sheet music paper decoupaged on chair with floral  shabby chic accents
Sheet music paper decoupaged on chair with floral shabby chic accents | Source
Vintage shabby chic made with stencils
Vintage shabby chic made with stencils | Source
Pretty mint green
Pretty mint green
Slipcover shabby chic
Slipcover shabby chic | Source
Floral slipcover gives a nice homey touch
Floral slipcover gives a nice homey touch | Source
Burlap slipcover
Burlap slipcover | Source

Handbags and purses

Lacy Handbag with insert
Lacy Handbag with insert | Source
Floral purse
Floral purse | Source
Lace and floral handbag
Lace and floral handbag
Vintage lace and floral over the shoulder handbag
Vintage lace and floral over the shoulder handbag | Source
Another beautiful lace over the shoulder handbag
Another beautiful lace over the shoulder handbag | Source
Beautiful antique colors with lace and flowers
Beautiful antique colors with lace and flowers | Source

Layering Vintage Style

Some people are so talented.

These handmade handbags and purses are done in layers with lace, florals, paint or crochet. I love the vintage look.

Fabric on drawers

Floral fabric covered drawers
Floral fabric covered drawers

Multi-mediums

Experiment with different mediums to get unique looks:

  • stencils
  • fabric
  • lace
  • blending multi mediums on one project


The result is beautiful layered dimensions.





Altered Media

Heart box lace and florals
Heart box lace and florals
Ribbon and lattice basket
Ribbon and lattice basket | Source
Mother's Day Card
Mother's Day Card | Source
party candle
party candle
Altered Keepsake Box, Memory Photo Box
Altered Keepsake Box, Memory Photo Box
Trinket box
Trinket box | Source
Beautiful lace trinket box
Beautiful lace trinket box | Source

Parts Of A Recipe Box

Click on each photo to enlarge Directions to make this Recipe Box are at the Tara's Craft Studio link
Click on each photo to enlarge Directions to make this Recipe Box are at the Tara's Craft Studio link | Source
Cover
Cover
Inside page
Inside page
Fold out
Fold out
Fold out
Fold out
Close up
Close up
Vintage photos
Vintage photos

Accordion Recipe Box

I admired this recipe box so much that I wanted to show it to you in the same steps Tara is featuring them.



Click on each photo to see them full width.



Click the link under the first photo and it will take you to her site.



She has a free template for download and directions on how to make this beautiful Accordion Recipe Box.

Pastel and Floral Totes, Handbags, Clutches and Purses

Very nice shabby chic pink floral and lace handbag
Very nice shabby chic pink floral and lace handbag | Source
Coffee anyone?
Coffee anyone?
Floral fabric handbag
Floral fabric handbag
Floral and lace
Floral and lace | Source
Pastel pink shabby chic clutch purse
Pastel pink shabby chic clutch purse | Source
Coin or clutch purses
Coin or clutch purses
Floral tote bag with ribbon
Floral tote bag with ribbon
Box type tote bag
Box type tote bag | Source
Versatile floral shoulder bag
Versatile floral shoulder bag | Source

Before the two videos, Last but not least comes much loved heart boxes in all styles, all mediums, with lace and without. Enjoy!

Heart Boxes

Lace embellished heart box
Lace embellished heart box
Shabby Chic Valentine Heart Box
Shabby Chic Valentine Heart Box
Pastel pink
Pastel pink
Lace heart with a rose
Lace heart with a rose
Pretty lacy heart
Pretty lacy heart
Shabby Chic Heart Box Shabby Chic Decoration
Shabby Chic Heart Box Shabby Chic Decoration | Source

I hope you enjoyed all the shabby chic pins. After you view the two videos below, please rate this hub.

Thank you.

6 minutes - How to make fabric flowers. Easy!

How To Decoupage

Although the next video is about decoupage, many shabby chic products feature a base of decoupage before embellishment.

This video tells you step by step how to do it. It is so easy!

9 minutes -Step by Step Decoupage

Did you like this topic? Please give your rating. TYVM

5 out of 5 stars from 40 ratings of 101 Shabby Chic Pinterest Pins

© 2014 Mary McShane

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    flakycrustedmemry 21 months ago

    Love these photo's. I am a big fan of shabby chic!! Excellent!!

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    Mary McShane 3 years ago from Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    @billybuc

    Thank you Bill. Oh, I do know I have committed a cardinal sin of topic writing here by restricting my audience mostly to women. But I'm counting on women to visit, pin the pix or pass the hub on to their friends.

    So to the men who stop by this hub: thank you for coming to visit and please do pass it on to your wives or significant others.

    Pinterest is an addictive form of online scrapbooking and shabby chic décor is only a small part of it. However it has a large following, of which I am just one. I love it enough to feature a hub about it and hope others will find their way here to view - either by happenstance or by the gentlemen passing it on to the gals.

    Thank you, Bill :)

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    Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

    I couldn't figure out what the title meant; when I saw the pictures I realized why I was confused. :) I'll pass this one to Bev. Nice job, Mary.

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    Mary McShane 3 years ago from Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    @Jodah,

    Hi John, Ya, I can see how this wouldn't rate high with the gentlemen, but I thank you just the same for taking time to read it. Let your wife have a look lol. Thanks for your visit, comment and vote :)

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    John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

    Hi Mary, this is not really my type of topic but my wife would love it. The hub is wonderfully written with wonderful images (great for shabby chic lovers to share on Pinterest) and great tutorial videos. I can appreciate the amount of work put into it, vote up. Well done.