Who knew that old, well-used furniture, curtains, fixtures, and our dilapidated house would become "in". What a bonanza. My ship came in without any effort whatsoever. Thanks Pinterest!
I just have to laugh. While the denizens of all things popular in the world of homemaking are having a field day using markers on their too new furniture to "distress" them, I am hugging myself with delight that all of my furniture is already quite distressed.
All I have to do now to have the ultimate in shabby chic is to clean it squeaky. Any day now, I expect Better Homes and Gardens to come knocking on my door to do a photo shoot for the magazine.
I sure could use some Annie Sloan paint on the kitchen cabinets. On the other hand, around every door and under every pull is an exquisite line of the chic-est of shabby-ness already. Why bother?
I fully intend to update my perfect kitchen one of these days with proper lower cabinets. When I paint them, I am going to buy some "un-shabby" oil based paint and do it right, Pinterest notwithstanding!
I admit though, that I am impressed that we've discovered that the old and even well-used might actually be better than the expensive, cheaply-built new. And now that "anything goes" for decor; I can have the nicest in up-and-coming for pennies. That's a good thing at this house. Looks great on the pictures, too. Easier on grandchildren, too.
Happy Pinteresting Day to You