We all know each of us has different taste in design style, starting from vintage to modern. If you are an avid fan of vintage, shabby chic style, shabby chic coffee table surely is something you would not miss easily to furnish your living room. Often associated with the French country coffee table, this shabby chic furniture has certain appeal and charm to make it timelessly beautiful and adorable to look at and to have.
If you are interested in having a shabby chic coffee table, but you do not want to buy a new one, you can still update your existing coffee table for a shabby chic look. However, you may need to note that your existing coffee table is ideally in matching style, meaning vintage table especially traditional French one is highly recommended.
Prepare chalk or low VOC, water based matt pain, sand paper, and beeswax to protect the finish. To update your existing coffee table into shabby chic coffee table, apply two coats of VOC or chalk paint first. When the paint is dried thoroughly, use sandpaper to sand the detail gently, including edges, corners, external hinges, and handles. It is performed to expose the metal or wood surface beneath. When you are done sanding, apply beeswax with lint-free rag or old cotton t-shirt. Buff the wax to sheen to seal the edges for the paint meets the sanded areas.
In general, the shabby chic style is mostly characterized for its eclectic and vintage look with color combinations of bright and popping, soft and muted. Shabby chic look also incorporates texture along with old-looking wooden furniture, including shabby chic coffee table, for stylish vintage and cozy style. To complete the shabby chic style, linen and printed cotton cushions paired with wool blankets are often used as well.