Shabby Chic Kitchen Accessories

shabby chic kitchen accessoriesShabby Chic style was first developed in Britain in the 1980’s. The overall look is of a kind of faded elegance. Often thickly layered painted furniture is rubbed down to reveal the layers below mimicking the kind of antique furniture found in French Flea Markets. This form of decorating is called distressing. Generally the decor is pale off white with pastel chintz or stripped fabrics with wooden flooring and simple rugs. The Shabby Chic style is great for the kitchen as you can combine the old with new, new items can be distressed to fit in with the overall style. These days there are many lovely examples of gorgeous shabby chic products that are brand new, but are made to look old and slightly worn.

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Shabby Chic Kitchen Accessories

I’ve been searching through Amazon looking at products that could be considered in the category of Shabby Chic Kitchen Accessories. Blimey when it comes to kitchen accessories we are really spoilt for choice. I’ve found every kind of storage receptacle in the shabby chic style you can imagine of from egg baskets to bread boxes. I particularly find anything made from enamel aesthetically pleasing for the kitchen. An advantage with enamel products is if they become chipped then all the better to achieve that shabby chic look.

Shabby Cottage Chic Cast Iron Wall Hooks
Shabby Chic Cast Iron Wall Hooks

Antique Style Wire Egg Basket Shabby Cottage Chic
Shabby Chic Egg Basket

Shabby Cottage Chic Wooden Serving Kitchen Tray
Shabby Chic Wooden Serving Tray

Shabby Cottage Chic Chalkboard Blackboard Memo
Shabby Chic Blackboard Memo

Enamelware Decorative Bread Box Country Rustic Primitive Distressed Finish
Enamelware Bread Box

Shabby Cottage Chic Tin Utensil Silverware Caddy
Shabby Chic Utensil Caddy

Shabby Chic Window Treatments

My top tip for getting the shabby chic look for window treatments, is choosing quality fabrics made from natural fibers like cotton or linen.Old vintage curtains in pale colors in plain, stripes or subtle florals would suit the scheme best, but if you can’t find these there are plenty of options available on the market. I really like the cutwork cotton curtains pictured below. Another option would be to buy fabrics by the yard and either make the curtains up yourself or find a person who can do this for you.

Elegant white Voile Curtain Panel
Whte Voile Curtain Panel

Free Spirit Leanika Jardin Pink Fabric Yardage
Leanika Jardin Pink Fabric

Vintage Cutwork lace decorated off White Cotton Curtain
Cutwork Decorated Cotton Curtain

Beautiful Jacquard Sheer Lace Curtain Pair
Jacquard Lace Curtain Pair

Cutwork Crochet lace decorated off White large Cotton Curtain Panel-C
Lace Off White Cotton Curtain

Ivy Lace ~ White Country Cottage Cotton Tab Top Curtain Panel
Ivy Lace Curtain Panel

Vintage Style Kitchen Canisters

When I searched on-line for Shabby Chic Kitchen Canisters I was over the moon with the lovely selection there is available these days. From sets of canisters with animal themes like roosters to enamel sets. I was so pleased to find the wooden distressed style three compartment set, although not strictly a canister does the job of holding the tea, coffee and sugar.

Shabby Country Chic Rooster Tin Canister Set Home Decor
Shabby Chic Rooster Tin Canister Set

Set Of Three Enamel Storage Canisters In Black & White
Enamel Storage Canisters

Vintage Shabby Chic Canister Set Decorative Containers Retro Red Enamel with Shabby Chic Antique Rose
Vintage Shabby Chic Canister Set

Shabby Cottage Chic Wooden Coffee and Tea Storage Box
Shabby Chic Wooden Storage Box

Vintage Style Canister Set Shabby Chic Pink Enamel
Vintage Style Canister Set

Vintage Canisters: Sugar, Flour, Coffee, Tea
Shabby Chic Vintage Canisters

Shabby Chic Picture Frames and Mirror Ideas

It is such a shame, I have loads of photographs, just sitting in boxes in a cup board. I need to get these out and display them around the house and kitchen. Shabby chic picture frames are great to display your cherished photographs of times past. I am considering displaying my photographs after kind of antiquing the photos to get an overall shabby chic look.

5x7 Barnwood Picture Frame - Shabby Chic Distressed Wood
Shabby Chic Distressed Wood Frame

Triple Wood Photo Frames with Shell Accent
Wood Photo Frames with Shell Accent

20
20″ Shabby Chic Wood Mirror

Distressed Aqua Photo Frame with a Blue Metal Flower Accent
Distressed Aqua Photo Frame

Shabby Chic Wooden Boat Photo Frame
Shabby Chic Wooden Boat Frame

Blue Distressed Wood Frame
Distressed Wood Frame, Blue and Cream Color