Welcome to Lindy Lou's Shabby Chic Workshop.
I love refurbishing unloved pieces of furniture, carefully repairing and refurbishing them into unique Shabby Chic creations! Not only do I sell unique pieces of furniture I also work directly for customers, up cycling their own furniture or sourcing individual pieces based upon their personal requirements and taste.
Shabby Chic furniture is often heavily painted through the years, with many layers showing through obviously time-worn areas. The style is imitated in faux painting using glaze or by painting then rubbing and sanding away the top coat to show the wood or base coats, known as "distressing" the finish of the furniture. Furniture pieces that are not genuine antiques are usually selected for their resemblance to older furniture styles, and may be reproduction furniture with a distressed finish. Elaborate furniture appliques depicting flower swags and garlands, cherubs, and other motifs may be added.
I also sell locally handmade shabby chic craft gifts, from beautiful antique Paragon Rose tea cup candles to Minton bone china 2 to 3 tier cake stands and much more.