How To Devote Wood A Distressed, Shabby-Chic Look Using Vaseline

Decorating my home to fit my own personal style and budget has always been a favorite pastime of mine.

I only love rummaging through yard sales, antique stores, and the sale segments of my favorite home goods stores to find that perfect thing I never knew I needed. Lately, I’ve been getting very in touch with my creative side and trying out a lot more “do it yourself” projects to fix up older items.

It’s no secret that we love everything homemade, handcrafted, and upcycled here at LittleThings, and this next projectfalls into all of those categories. As you can see inthis awesome tutorial ,~ ATAGEND there’s always a style to turn complete litter into a beloved treasure.

In the following video, our LittleThings team will show you how to easily get that coveted “shabby-chic” look on any piece of wood. We did it with a simple, bare wood slab to make a rustic-looking sign, but as you can see in some of the photos below, such projects are applicable to frames, wood statues, and old furniture( check out this awesome project to learn more ).

After watching this video, I have ideas operating rampant through my head. The lived-in, shabby-chic seem isperfectfor rustic or beach-themed homes andweddings, nurseries, country eateries, and more. It also makes a great weekend project to do with the children orfor wine night with your girlfriends.

An outdated dresser gets a new life thanks to some vaseline and Tiffany box blue paint. Wouldn’t this be perfect in a beach home or nursery?


This old desk looks like it would expense about $800 at Pottery Barn and it only took a few hours to create!


Making this adorable letter sign couldn’t be any easier. Baby shower gift, wall collage piece, kids’ room project…the list goes on and on!


How perfect would these photo frames be as number signs or a photo area at a rustic bridal?


What will you make? Let us know in the comments, and then please SHARE this awesome how-to project with all of your friends on Facebook!

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