Shabby chic or cottage?

I have an old family ornate table that is huge, but no chairs.  I've been told to keep it and perhaps go "shabby  chic" or cottage style with the chairs for it.  The house we are building is "cottage style" and definitely smaller than our house which makes me question if this huge, beautiful, ornate table will fit.
This is my first try at chalk painting.  I made my paint with a recipe instead of Annie Sloan's expensive chalk paint.  I have one more chair to do before I start on my next set.  Do I match the fabric to be a true set or go with a black/grey Waverly toile fabric for the other chair and have all the chairs different fabrics to be shabby chic.  I have four sets of chairs....all different and fun.

The fabric is more orange and gold than shown in pic.

another angle...I started sanding a few areas to have light and dark accents.

Chair is grey but looks white, but up against white, you can definitely tell it is grey.

The cushion looks smoother and better than how it shows in the pic.

Hahah....you can see my Boo in the door.


  1. Those chairs are absolutely gorgeous.

  2. Love what you've done with those beautiful chairs :o)
    Jackie xx

  3. I love the look of the chair, what a difference and great choice of color. Your little fur baby is so cute. and boy building a house. how exciting.

  4. Oh my gosh, is there anything you can't do. The chair is gorgeous. Wow!!! I can't wait to see pictures of your new home!

  5. Turned out great! Not too shabby, and definitely chic! Love the striped fabric for the seat! Nice shade of grey paint, as well.

  6. Oh your little doggy is so cute, and the chair is beautiful. What a fab set of chairs you are going to have.


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