Shabby Chic Blog is a sole and separate entity, our name is not meant to imply,suggest or mislead our readers,customers or clients in any way. Shabby Chic Blog is a
decorating blog meant to inspire those that love the shabby chic style.
We are not affiliated with Rachel Ashwell, Shabby Chic Couture or the Shabby Chic® Brand.
If you are interested in advertising or becoming a sponsor on this blog you can contact me by email. firstname.lastname@example.org
We enforce a no spam policy. All comments are moderated and I read every single one, check addresses and emails because I love reporting spam. All spam is reported, IP's
and emails are blocked and banned.There are no free rides and any attempts at commenting just to advertise to my readers through comments are deleted.
I have a small stash of Simply Shabby Chic table linens in the Rosalie pattern which was one of the first patterns in that line and has since been retired. I have really never used them so as I was looking at them and deciding whether they were staying or going, I was also thinking, as I spread out a round one, it was such a pretty little thing. The idea just popped into my head, how easy it would be to turn it into a one of kind, beautiful shabby chic tree skirt. It took under an hour to do...if you don't count machine set up, ironing board set up and finding my sewing box.
1. Fold round tablecloth in half and then half again. I used one of my other tree skirts to cut out center. I folded it into quarters and placed it on top of new skirt and lined up the sides to get the same dimension.
2. Unfold to half and cut up one fold to create back opening.
3. I used bias tape on neck edge, stitch to right side edge along crease. Press.
4. Finish back seams by folding over twice and stitching. Press.
5. Fold bias in and stitch. Press
6. Ties. I used a matching napkin, cut off the ruffle and ripped eight 2" strips. Pressed short edge in for hem, pressed them in half lengthwise and them pressed in each edge towards center and pressed together (just like bias tape). Stitch.
7. I debated over using ties and although they would be cute, I decided on just one at the top. Attach your ties by spacing evenly and stitching in place.
There it is a romantic, ruffled, shabby chic, one of a kind Christmas tree skirt!
You can find other great projects at the link parties we are participating in:
We would all love to buy new furniture on a whim, but new furniture is an investment and sometimes is not in the budget, slipcovers can be a budget friendly alternative. One of my favorites was a Shabby Chic white matelasse cover for my sofa from Target but it has been unavailable for years. I have been on the hunt for a replacement because I love the texture and they are easy to clean, especially if you have children and pets. I am so happy to say I finally found a replacement @ Surefit. I am truly loving this slipcover. This slipcover is a wonderful buy @ $129.99.
Every room should have at least one mirror. They bring in light, add interest and in this case texture to an uninteresting wall in any room!
Shabby Chic Diy -Take your favorite vintage frame, paint it your favorite color then take it to a glass and mirror shop and have them cut, safety back and mount for you. Pricing depends on the size of mirror but well worth it for a one of a kind piece.
It is getting harder and harder to find pics of shabby chic rooms, most of them have been around forever and featured on many blogs. I would love to see how your shabby chic decor has changed since you began your shabby chic obsession and I would love to see how the newbies are interpreting shabby chic style. If you are interested in sending me pics of your rooms and I choose them I will write a post with a link to your blog.