Do you like the shabby chic look of wall decor? It does seem to be memorable, and I agree. Even if they are brand new, such decorations often have an antique appearance and display signs of wear and tear. The feeling of antiqueness and weariness is the most important feature of the shabby chic style.
Though it is most commonly associated with eponymous interiors, shabby chic decor can be used to compliment a number of other styles. As a result, they look fantastic in antique and rustic styles, can be used in traditional homes, and even in modern homes in some cases.
Of course, ready-made shabby chic decorations are available. Although there is a lot of choice, especially online, the prices can be very high. Doing it yourself is a cost-effective way to create a one-of-a-kind decoration. The beauty of shabby chic is that it looks much better when it's done by hand.
So, here are four fantastic DIY shabby chic wall decor projects that you can complete in no time.
Wreaths made by hand can be used as shabby chic wall decor. They can be found on the inside and outside of doors, as well as on the inside and outside of walls. With an Aliexpress coupon code, you can get them for a low price. There are several wreath styles that will go with shabby chic decor, but the one made of burlap and lace stands out because of the unusual material combination.
In fact, burlap and lace shabby chic wall decor isn't recommended for outdoor use because it can be damaged by the elements. It's best to save them for the interior. From the entryway to the bedroom, these wreaths look fantastic in almost any house. The bathroom is the only exception, as humidity has a detrimental effect on such adornments.
So, let's see how to make a lace and burlap wall decor that's shabby chic.
- 18-inch wire wreath
- 10 burlap scans with lace overlay, 2 1/2′′ wide
- 1 scan of a mauve wedding ribbon with a length of 30 feet and a width of 2 1/2 inches (the colour of the ribbon may be another, which will suit your home colour scheme better)
- 1 scan of every other 1 1/2′′ wide x 4 yard ribbon (it can be festive, dedicated to Christmas or Valentine's Day, or just a nice pattern ribbon)
- A half-string of 24 feet of faux white pearls
- Wire for flower arrangements
- Adhesive gun
Steps to take:
1. Build a circle of six inches of burlap. Wrap a strip of wire around the top, bring it together at the bottom, and fold it over.
2. To secure the loop to the frame, wrap the wire ends around the floral wire frame.
3. Continue looping and connecting the loops to the frame until the wreath is fully protected. Working the loops back and forth will give the wreath a fuller, more appealing appearance.
4. Use a wire to make a loop that can be hung on a hook to make tying the wreath to the door or the wall easier.
5. Attach the wedding ribbon to the wreath in the same way that the burlap was attached. For this project, the mauve one was selected. However, it's best if the wreath for shabby chic wall hangings matches the rest of the decor. Use a mint-colored ribbon if your colour scheme is white and mint.
6. Pull the ribbon through the burlap loops.
7. Once the ribbon is attached, loop the string of faux pearls through the wreath in the same manner as the ribbon.
8. You can add any other ribbon you want, whether it's for a particular holiday or just because it's pretty. It's enough to make loops out of the ribbon. 10-15 loops would suffice for the wreath. Attach the loops to the wreath with the aid of wire.
9. You can also add other embellishments to this shabby chic wall art. It's possible to add fake pearls, antique brooches, and lace details, for example.
Vintage frames are one of the most common shabby chic wall decor ideas. They can be used to display paintings, keep family photos, or simply hang as shabby chic wall decor.
The most popular are distressed frames, which are ideal for a shabby chic look. If you don't have any old frames, any wooden frame can be easily transformed into a vintage frame. So, here's how to create adorable distressed frames for photos and videos.
- A wooden picture frame
- 2 sandpaper pieces (one fine and the other one is coarse)
- A brush with long bristles for painting
- Use white paint.
- Your choice of coloured paint
Steps to take:
1. If you're looking for a wooden frame, choose one that is unpolished and unpainted. You'll need to clean your frame if you already have one like this. Clean the frame with sandpaper until the glossy cover is no longer visible. With a damp cloth, wipe away any residual traces.
2. Paint the frame with two coats of the desired colour and set aside to dry.
3. Fully dry the frame's surface by sanding it. Keep in mind that the top layer of paint would be almost completely off. Wipe away all the dust to get a clean floor.
4. Mix the white paint and water in a two-part paint-to-one-part water ratio. Work the mixture into the frame's sanded back corners.
5. Smudge the colour and wipe away some of the paint with a damp cloth to give it a distressed look. Allow the frame to dry naturally.
For a shabby chic home, decoupage walls are a great option. If you're not familiar with this technique, it involves pasting pictures onto a surface. As a result, you'll be able to create true works of art that look hand-painted on your wall.
Decoupage can be achieved in a number of different ways. Fabric, photographs, prints, magazine and book pages can all be used to create beautiful shabby chic wall art. It also works well in a variety of settings, from a shabby chic nursery to a kitchen wall adornment.
While it may seem that completing such a project is difficult, after reading the instructions below, you may find that it is much easier than you expected.
- Paste made from wheat flour
- Use a sponge to clean
- Using synthetic bristles, shave
- Polycrylic Coating for Safety
Steps to take:
1. Make sure the floor is free of debris. It must be clean and dry. If necessary, sand it down.
2. If you want to use a particular colour as a foundation, paint the wall and let it dry.
3. The pictures that will be hung on the wall must now be planned. If you're going to use the fabric, make sure it's been washed, dried, and ironed before you start. Make sure the paper images are wrinkle-free if you're using them. Images that are the same size and shape as the originals are appropriate. You could also cut out the requisite silhouettes. It's better to cut out hundreds of flowers without a backdrop if you intend to fill a wall with them.
4. Using a sponge brush, apply wheat paste to a small section of the wall.
5. Press the picture against the wall, making sure it is uniformly distributed and free of bubbles.
6. Continue with the remaining pictures until they cover the entire wall. Check to see if any of the bubbles have been burnished out. By the way, you can do it with a credit card.
7. Allow for full drying of the wall.
8. Add a coat of Polycrylic Protective Finish with a synthetic bristle brush. It will protect the photos from being harmed.
Doilies can be used as a table adornment as well as a part of trendy wall decor. They can be hung on the wall, framed, or used as a decorative element in DIY projects. Doilies, for example, can be used to create a lovely piece of canvas art.
A doily-covered canvas like this would look great in a shabby chic kitchen, as well as in a living room or bedroom. Doilies have a retro vibe to them and will look great in a shabby chic setting. As a result, you are free to create such a piece of art using the instructions below.
- a smattering of pineapple doilies (approximately 4-5)
- A canvas that is 12 x 16 inches in size
- Make use of paint
- A drawing brush
- Hot glue rifle
Twigs are a kind of twig.
Steps to take:
1. Cover the canvas with colour. Paint comes in a wide range of colours. Pastel colours like light green, blue, or pink, on the other hand, may be favoured. If you want the white background to shine through or the painting to look more vintage, one coat of paint will suffice. If you want a more saturated colour, apply two coats of paint. Allow for full drying of the paint.
2. Glue the twigs to the cauldron with hot glue.