I have been told that my home is Shabby chic!

This is something I have not heard before – where have I been? There is a definition for it in Wikipedia! Shabby Chic is a form of interior design where furniture and furnishings are either chosen for their appearance of age and signs of wear and tear or where new items are distressed to achieve the appearance of an antique.

We take pride in making almost all our furniture out of recyclable wood, steel, corrugated sheeting, chains, and other stuff. Here you will see what we have built to make our outside space “Shabby Chic”. My next post, I will share with you the inside of our house, because in the 8 years we have been here, we have tackled huge renovation projects. You might be interested what we keep ourselves busy with – when I’m not gardening! :-)

Love this bench-gift from my friend!

Our Mugwood Tree

Buckets are a big feature in my garden

Stones & steel add to the grass feature

Stones and wood used here too

Sticks & wooden planks as a fence

Buckets as a feature here too

Back garden deck

Simple wood chips

Deck and fencing we built

Handmade fencing

Barrels used too

Bucket and barrows!

This is real old-fashioned and now Shabby Chic!

Fun with wire and beads

Another view of buckets and barrow

The Chicken house!

Hope you enjoyed my Shabby Chic interpretation – do you have anything in your garden that fits the bill?

Hope you have a great gardening day!! xxxxx