Shabby chic dressers and sideboards make a fantastic addition to any style kitchen, contemporary or vintage. The shabby chic style seems to have become very popular recently, as many home and design magazines feature this style regularly, and interior designers on TV are all using it for home makeovers! If you like this style of furniture it’s a great way to add some originality and individuality to your home, as most shabby chic dressers that you can buy are re-used or up-cycled from antiques or second-hand dressers.
Dressers were first popular in the seventeenth century in Europe and during this period furniture was handcrafted and generally well-made. Shabby chic dressers was usually built to last and to be hard-wearing. It is only in recent years that we have become a nation of flat-pack-loving consumers! If you’d like to get away from flimsy flat pack furniture but still find furniture that’s affordable, up-cycled or ‘pre-loved’ pieces are definitely the way to go. If you’re looking for a dresser or sideboard in particular your choice may also be quite limited to older furniture, as while these items are definitely back in fashion they are quite traditional pieces.
Many companies now make reproduction French shabby chic dressers and sideboards but they somehow lack the character of original vintage pieces. They are also mass-produced so if you’d like something unique in your kitchen that none of your friends or neighbors will have; go for a second-hand or antique piece of furniture.