Shabby chic may very well be the most charming style in home decor. If you’re looking for unique decor that pops in detail it’s this style that will always deliver. The weathered look, worn and torn antique fashion and still a lot of glamour – these are the qualities that make shabby chic so desirable.

Do you want this look at home? You don’t need to go for a full on shabby chic decor but even a sole accent will make all the difference. So here are 12 awe-inspiring DIY shabby chic decor ideas and tutorials for you to use and glamour-up your style.

Upcycled Drawer Side Tables

Can you rescue a couple of large drawers to turn them into nice shabby chic side tables? Paint them in pastel colors, add some wallpaper, decal or hand-drawn art to the backboard and you have a brilliant piece of statement furniture for your chic home decor.

Ladle Candle Holder

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A truly unique and very vintage looking decor item for a shabby chic accent is this ladle candle holder. It’s very easy to build – all you need is to find a vintage ladle and a small board of wood. The high decor impact is guaranteed.

Shabby Chic Rosette Rug

A great way to make a strong statement in home decor is via area rug that dictates the style. This shabby chic rosette rug will certainly do the job and you can do it yourself quite easily. (You may also be interested in our list of awesome DIY rugs.)

Lace Lampshade

Laces and jewel embellishments make a glamorous vintage style and that’s a big part of what shabby chic is. You can craft this attractive lampshade quite easily from the most basic materials.

Book Page Wreath

This book page wreath for shabby chic wall decor looks quite intricate but it’s not that complicated to make. It will make a popping decor statement with a deeper meaning of reviving an old book to new life.

Shabby Chic Fridge Transformation

This fridge transformation is truly astonishing while still quite simple in its process. All it takes is gluing molding for embellishment and the correct choice of paint and painting technique.

Shabby Chic Picture Frame

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Those little details matter the most and a simple picture frame can go a long way in creating a full and complete decor. If you like the idea of adding small but high impact shabby chic accents to your displays, make a few of these adorable picture frames.

Vintage Suitcase Side Table

A big part of shabby chic style is the vintage look. Therefore anything vintage that you can add to your decor is always a good idea. Transforming a suitcase into a side table is just one of the most creative ways to do it.

Shabby Chic Rosette Lampshade

Rosette patterns are truly wonderful shabby chic style accents that have immediate impact on your decor. Why not make a lamp shade that features this pattern.

Shabby Chic Rosette Stool Makeover

This is how a generic stool can be transformed into a beautiful home decor accent. Weathered paint job, rosette embellishment and a vintage shabby chic look that drives your decor forward.

Flower Chandelier

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This chandelier design is a bit quirky but it’s one of the shapes that shabby chic style can take. If you need a really strong accent, this is one of the best ways to go.

Shabby Chic Cardboard Clock

Making your own clock is one of the best ways to create a truly unique and one of a kind decor accent. It also happens to be a great way to introduce shabby chic to your decor. This tutorial shows how simple cardboard can be transformed into something awe-inspiring.

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