Splendid Shabby Chic Kitchen
A shabby chic kitchen is now one of the most sought after kitchen style. Creating a shabby chic kitchen look doesn’t have to cost a fortune or involve redoing your entire kitchen. Ideally, shabby chic-style kitchens have whitewashed or weathered wood walls. If you find yourself the proprietor of a kitchen wallpapered in a faded floral pattern; keep it as-is. Light colored tiles, bead-board or brick painted in a light pastel are also suitable. Hang repurposed white metal cabinets, or paint dark wood cabinets white, and go over the areas that with normal use would receive the most wear with sandpaper. Replace door and drawer pulls with vintage porcelain or tarnished metal finds. Remove cabinet doors and leave them open or add glass fronts; then paint the viewable wall area a light color or line it with muted floral contact paper. For tighter spaces, install salvaged wooden shelving or white wire racks with glass shelving in lieu of cabinetry.
Display your favorite dainty teacups and saucers, elegant serving platters and embellished soup tureens on shelves and counters in your shabby chic kitchen. Grace your tabletop with an old crackled mixing bowl filled with white zinnia or heavy lilac boughs. Group antique apothecary bottles in very light shades of robin’s-egg blue and mint along an old windowsill above a sink. Hang unpolished copper pans and kettles as well as light-enameled colanders with chips from architectural hooks or ornate pot racks.