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shabby chic dining room

Shabby Chic is a style of decoration that was created in 1980 by Rachel Ashwell, who found charm and beauty at the flea market and restored it. She started giving modern ordinary objects a weathered and aged look to give them that charming look. We keep sharing ideas for those of you who are enchanted by this style and want to recreate it at home. Today we’re going to look at how to create a dining room or dining area in a shabby chic style. It’s not as difficult as you might think. The basic principles of decor are the same as for any other shabby chic room. Let’s look at them.

Go neutrals and pastels

Shabby chic builds on a white background, but there are plenty of shades of white to work with. As for dining areas, usually everyone prefers to work all in white with just a hint of flowers or cream tones. Mixing lighter whites with aged whites is fine. You can add pastel colors – dusty, muted, and light blue, pink, sage green, cream, buttermilk, and any other shades you want to create a look you want.

Textures and layers

Textures and layers will make your shabby dining room interesting and eye-catching, not plain and boring. Layer weathered or aged furniture and rustic materials with ornate accents and rich, delicate fabrics. Use shabby chic metal with a vintage feel. Incorporate lace, floral textiles, add crystal chandeliers or lamps for a French landscape feel.

Combine shabby chic furniture

Gather all of your flea market items, old found objects and other things and give them a new life according to the shabby chic interior you want to get. Try to figure out the look before doing this in order to properly combine the furniture. Use whitewashing, aging, and weathering techniques. Tinkering some furniture and other items yourself will give you a cheap look.

Find the right shabby chic accessories

Shabby chic is all about accessories. So choose them carefully to suit your ambience. If you can’t find one, just search for tutorials on the internet and do whatever you like with old things. Wall art pieces, statuettes, fabric art, lamps, and other things can be easily hacked or renovated to match the shabby chic style. Enjoy the ideas we came up with to inspire you and create your own charming shabby chic dining room!

To be 40 years old means to be a mature person with life experience. So why not celebrate this great date in a cool way? I offer you to look at around 40th Birthday party ideas for men today and I'm sure you will find inspiration!

Party decor

Find out which party theme or style you want: Las Vegas, Rustic, Mustache, Beer Party or any other and glue the decor accordingly. Make a photo collage in the shape of 40, place your favorite guitar and other things. Organize a cigar and alcohol or a beer bar with beer starters. Actually, for a male party, the decor isn't that difficult and should be over the top - you just have to feel comfortable and have fun!


Rock a cool 40th Birthday cake! The most popular idea here is a cake from Jack Daniel that is topped with real bottles, looks so cool, manly, and appropriate - we all know whiskey gets better over time, just like you! You can rock any other type of cake if your theme and style are the same. For example, replace a cool Jack Daniel bottle and cake with Coca-Cola cans. If it's a beer party, they mainly serve beer starters, and you can create a dessert table too, as a lot of people love sweets. Get more creative ideas below and have the best party ever!

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Warwick Zach Godfrey is a farmer with a happy marriage. He also writes about plants on various blogs.

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