I LoVe Imperfections...
chipped... salvaged... tattered... worn... rusty... crusty...

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Defining ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! Style!*!*!


 ** ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! Style **
ChiPPed... SaLvaGed... TaTTeReD... WoRn...
V*I*N*T*A*G*E  F*I*N*D*S
It's All About A Natural Time-Worn PaTiNa
  that ONLY TIME CAN PRODUCE...
For the most part, I try to stick true to this NATURAL PATINA...

On occasion, if I come across a vintage item that has EXCEPTIONAL FORM & DETAILS, but lacks a Time-Worn SHaBBy Paint Loss,  I'm "ok" with painting it a PLAIN SOLID SHADE of WHITE - with no distressing...  Such items might be:
  ViNtaGe Chandeliers, Picture Frames, or a piece of Furniture...  These"more recently painted" vintage pieces add a lovely compliment/balance to pieces that have acquired a Natural Paint-Loss Patina...



I*M*P*E*R*F*E*C*T*I*O*N*S
Sooooo much more interesting than brand new!*!*!
Be it Wood, Metal, Plaster -or- Concrete, it's all about the  
UNIQUE TIME~WORN CHARACTER OF THE PIECE...
chips... knicks... dings... rust... 





** ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! SaLes **
 Shabby Cottage tables, dressers, benches, stools ... 
 Architectural Salvage...Vintage Mirrors with silver-loss...
 Vintage Chandeliers, Table Lamps... Small Adornments... 
Seasonal Decor...



A little Chippy...  A lot Chippy...
"Different Degrees of  ChiPPiNess"
*If the old shabby paint patina has become too loose/flakey,
 I'll stabilize the piece with a light sanding ~  
 Then SEAL IT with a coat of CLEAR URETHANE
to preserve it's look... 




 ** ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! **
Occasional SaLes @ my Home
Historic Cedarburg, Wisconsin
April ~ September





PeRfeCtLy ChiPPy Paint Loss 
Old White Paint on Metal...




**~ Just DriPPing With Prisms ~**
ViNtaGe B*L*I*N*G Candelabra LoVe
enhanced by Old Mirrors, Etching & Silver-Loss PaTiNa...




W*H*I*T*E*S



Time-Worn Garden Table
Hints of "Old-Green-Paint" Poking Through... 
Just AwEsoMe Natural Paint-Loss PaTiNa!*!*!




Great Form!*!*!
Natural ChiPPy Paint-Loss/Crazing




VitNtaGe Litho Prints 
~ ImPerFeCtioNs Add Sooooo Much Character ~ 
Fab Old Naturally ChiPPy Frames...  Subtle Watermarks/Paper Loss...




ViNtaGe Fairy Statue
"Perfectly ChiPPy in all the right places"





**ADORNMENTS **
 Add soooo much appeal to an item!*!*!
Vintage Millinery... Heart Ring... Fresh/Dried Roses... Lace... Rosary...





ChiPPy SHaBBy Booth
Grayslake Flea, IL




Monthly SaLes at Our Home
Cedarburg, Wisconsin 




ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! Booth
Door County, Wisconsin




ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! Booth
Maxwell Street Flea
Cedarburg, Wisconsin

ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!
** My Style... My Look...**
~ It's ALL in the D*E*T*A*I*L*S ~

Soooooo For Now...  Stay Warm...
**~ ThinK SpRinG ~**
Miss Y*O*U SHaBBy SHoPPeRs!*!*!



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