Faded Elegance

By BJ Buchter Massa, Owner at Junk’d Up in Carmel, IN.

This vanity has fancy French Provincial lines and slender curvy legs. I wanted to give it a finish that hinted at a past life of grandiosity and glamour. A life that was well lived and is now a little faded and worn. To me that is the essence of shabby chic. Beginning with a base coat of white, two shades of watery grey were brushed on. I used a putty knife to add touches of pink and a bluish grey giving the appearance of many layers of old paint. The legs were painted a darker grey and fade up adding a bit of mystery and uniqueness. The top is reminiscent of old faded wallpaper achieved by running a decorative roller through watered down paint. It’s a little shabby but most definitely chic. 

Project Category

Upcycling Merit CategoriesShabby Chic

Products Used

  • Debi’s Design Diary DIY Paint in White Swan, Weathered Wood, Gravel Road, Petticoat Pink and Skeleton Key
  • Debi’s Design Diary DIY Clear Wax
  • Primrose Decorative roller from Artistic Painting Studio

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