Nowadays, freedom is not only a dream, but also a necessity for all homes and families. Almost 70% of the population lives in small apartments and the free space for camps is like a mirage in the desert. That’s why we should think creatively and make the most of the space in our home, making our lives easier. But where is the right place for storage? – hanging on the wall of course. Make maximum use of the vertical space in your home and solve any storage problems. In today’s article, we’ll give you some DIY instructions on how to make Shabby Chic shelves yourself, because the Shabby Style is a total hit for 2018.

Do the world of Shabby Chic yourself

What does “Shabby Chic” mean?

This DIY guide is designed for all fans of the Shabby Chic look. This look represents a style of furnishing that is totally in demand today. The peculiarity of this style is that it gives the furniture an antique look. This style of furnishing is characterized by the bright colors, nostalgic patterns and chipped paint on the surfaces. Dive into this colorful world of shabby chic and transform your old

The time for crafting is coming! Prepare yourself with all the materials from the list you can read below and roll up your sleeves!

  • Organizer box made of wood
  • Primer paint in white
  • Acrylic paint in light blue
  • sandpapers
  • brush
  • Sheets of old newspapers and magazines
  • scissors
  • Double-sided adhesive tape
  • wastepaper

Step 1:

Using the sandpaper, smooth the surfaces of the box to ensure the high quality of the final product. Paint the whole box with the primer paint and let it dry for 1 hour.

Step 2:

Paint the box with the brush in light blue and let it dry for 1 hour. Meanwhile you start to cut the background of the small boxes out of old paper. Stick the small leaves with double-sided adhesive tape. Our suggestion is that you use waste paper in different colors and patterns. But make sure that the colors are stylishly combined.

Step 3:

Now hang your splendid copy on the wall and use the space for your belongings. There you can sit on the sofa, mummy with a cuddly blanket and enjoy the sight of your masterpiece.

Bring color to life with our shelf in shabby look

Detailed instructions for making furniture in Shabby Chic itself


  • MDF board – measures: 160 cm x 120 cm, thickness: 16 mm
  • bookshelves
  • abrasive paper
  • Acrylic paint in popular colors
  • primer
  • brush
  • ink roller
  • Templates with sayings
  • screw

Step 1:

Paint the whole MDF board with the acrylic paint you have chosen, let it dry for 1 hour. Using the sandpaper, smooth the surfaces of the bookshelves and then prime the wood panels with the primer paint.

Step 2:

Paint the bookshelves with the brush in white and let dry for 1 hour. Our advice is that you use colorful color combinations in bright colors as you strive to give your shelf a more genuine shabby style. The templates with slogans can be downloaded for free from the Internet and print at home. With scissors cut off the inside of the text. Lay the templates on the MDF board and paint the text with a brush and acrylic paint or spray spray paint. Let the inscription dry.

Step 3:

Meanwhile, attach the bookshelves to the MDF board with screws and then the entire shelf to the wall. The vintage look of your shelf is achieved and the bright color combination guarantees a real shabby look.

If you would like to know much more about how to make the vintage furniture in Shabby Chic yourself, have a look at our gallery. Gather great ideas and free your imagination! We wish you a lot of fun crafting!

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