The dirty secret of creating a “shabby chic” look in home decor is that it can be a lot of work. I found this out when I decided to pair ten mismatched chairs at my dining room table. I sourced four of them while we lived in Ireland, and six in various yard sales and junk stores in Maine. OK that is a lot of work right there. But then I had to repair, sand, and paint them all a uniform color (black). They look great and I love that I can fill in chips with a black Sharpie.
But above is the short cut answer to this look, which I found in Real Simple magazine. The visual wit is terrific. If they are comfortable, it’s also a good buy, being hardwood and well constructed, at $700 for two. They are designed by LIna Nordqvist and available here, at Design House Stockholm.