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12 DIY Shabby Chic Furniture Ideas

Looking for some DIY shabby chic furniture ideas? You’re not alone, as I’m hunting down vintage furniture for my cottage style decorating project as well. Only, it doesn’t help that distressed furniture and vintage pieces can be quite expensive. Good thing there are DIY shabby chic furniture projects you can count on for your dream house or room decoration. Check out this roundup of DIY shabby chic furniture ideas sure to inspire you!

Shabby Chic Furniture Ideas for Your Dream Room Decor


1. DIY Shabby Chic Vintage Chest

Turn an old plain wooden chest into this fantastic shabby chic furniture with this straightforward tutorial. Almost all you need is paint in two different colors– you can even use leftover wall paint.

2. Salvaged Window DIY Coffee Table

Build a conversation piece for your living room that is alive with backstory and rich character. This is why when we are renovating, we never throw old stuff away. Who knows what good it will do in the future–like this shabby chic coffee table.

3. Vintage Suitcase Nightstand

It’s a shame vintage suitcases are no longer practical for travel, even with their old world charm. Good thing they are great for a lot of aesthetic and practical use around the home. They are good for storage and perfect for this simply shabby chic nightstand idea!

4. DIY Upholstered Ottoman

Breathe new life into an old table by turning it shabby chic. A few inexpensive materials and little DIY upholstery skills go a long way!

5. Lacey Makeover

Did you know that you can turn something into shabby chic decor with some lace and paint? Check out this brilliantly simple chic furniture project you’d be dying to DIY!

6. Distress Furniture Using Vinegar

Here’s another shabby chick paint trick for giving your furniture a distressed look: using vinegar. First, you paint your plain furniture, then you wipe it down with a vinegar mixture, which will give it an authentically distressed look.

7. Shabby French Fridge

If you’re a shabby chic geek and can’t get enough of this style, go all out by turning even your appliances shabby chic. Your refrigerator will look like straight out of a 50s movie with this DIY tutorial.

8. DIY Shabby Chic Lampshade

An old lampshade, some fabric, and a glue gun? Who knew you could make this beautiful lampshade with just those materials?

9. Beachy Coffee Table

No furniture should be discarded before trying to give it a makeover. Take this a slightly unattractive coffee table for example–see how it totally transformed into this chic coffee table you can show off.

10. Farm Table and Chair Updo

So you want a cozy cottage-stylehome? This DIY distressed dining set couldn’t be any more perfect.

11. Shabby Chic Drawer Pulls and Cabinet Hardware

Here’s a DIY project you can use on a lot of your furniture makeovers. From these furniture tips and tricks, you can go on to transform the rest of your old and boring furniture!

12. Quilt Slipcovers

What I love about shabby chic decoration ideas is the cozy and vintage look they give to everything they touch. A simple quilt slipcover on the sofa will give you that feeling.


Give your bathroom a makeover with these love-to-copy shabby chic decorating ideas in this video from Flamingo Mango:

Don’t you just love the old world charm of shabby chic furniture? Luckily, we don’t have to hustle at estate sales and spend big bucks at auctions for these gems. These DIY shabby chic furniture projects and room makeover ideas will cover your vision for a cozy home. Give any room in your house rustic charm without breaking the bank with these ideas. These additional DIY shabby chic decor ideas will also help!

Did you enjoy our list of shabby chic furniture? Let us know in the comments section below what your thoughts are on these shabby chic ideas for home!

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on September 2, 2015, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.