Thanks for calling by. I hope you enjoy what you see, feel free to leave a comment and call again to catch up on my news.

Thursday, 26 May 2011

My shabby chic shop

Today I finished my 'shabby chic' shop box - at least for now. I know that I shall return to it from time to time to add or remove some of the pieces but for now I'm considering it complete.

I've called the shop Pretty Little Things, because that's what it's filled with.

There are bales of fabric and bundles of lace and ribbons, some dressmaking patterns and some pretty gift boxes on this shelving unit.

This little shelf holds 'vases' and 'jars' all made from beads - apart from the beautiful turned wood vase which I bought from Al-Turn-Ative, though for some reason this photograph doesn't really do it justice.

I customised this cheap wardrobe by papering the inside and adding a lace edging to the shelves, painting the exterior and then adding transfers to the doors. There are more bales of material inside, silk this time, jugs and a hatbox and embroidered cushions along with a shabby sign hanging from a peg in the centre.

A collection of painted bird houses, more jugs and signs and some painted pots of primulas on this low table and on the floor.

Paper fans, perfume bottles, more fabric and jars stand on the shelving unit and a basket of fabric bundles are on this little cupboard with jugs of roses and shabby signs beside it on the floor.


  1. Like your shop, great work!
    Thank you for beeing in my giveaway, but the rules are to be a follower of the blog, do you want to become a follower?

  2. Mona, Thank you for your comments. I did click on the link to become a follower but it seems that nothing happened and then today the link has disappeared. I'm adding a link to your blog on my site and hopefully I will appear in your list of followers soon.

  3. Hi!
    What a lovely closet
    I wonder if it is finished strips that you put on closet doors?
    Are the roses decoupage?

    e-mail: britt@fingerborgen.se

  4. Hi Britt,
    Thanks for your comments. The roses are decal transfers, the inside lined with scrapbooking paper and the shelves edged with sticky back lace strap cut in half. Judith x