Shabby Chic Nests of Tables No. 1 & 4 – comparison

The print transfer you can see on the pieces below was created with Water Slide Decals, available in our online shop at BigBite Studio – Print Transfers.

If you want to try it yourself, you can have this design as
Water Decal: Vins & Spiritueux Vintage Advert #001 or
Stencil: Vintage French Vins Advert #001


We are in love with Shabby Chic style for a long, long time. Since we started we were experimenting with many techniques – changing, amending them – trying to find our way. Sometimes we failed, but usually we succeeded.


Here is an example. Two nests of tables, with flat tops. We wanted to achieve an effect of artistic distress. To do it we painted them with two colours of chalk paint, and sanded afterward – what created very interesting texture, unrepeatable on each of them. Playing with a brush, we made a bold texture on first nest, and flat on another one.

If you like this Shabby Chic Nest of Tables, and would like to know details about this method – let us know (use a comment form below the post) or if you like design of the print transfer you have opportunity to buy it in a form of water decal, check on our Water Decal Vintage French Advert .


Shabby Chic Nest of Tables with bold texture


Shabby Chic Nest of Tables with flat texture



  1. Kat Wynveen

    How did you do the textures? I have been thinking about using plastic wrap on wet paint to do that. I have just sponged paint over a base coat, too, when I do grain sack striping. That gives a nice soft look.

    1. admin Post author

      I would never thought of using plastic wrap to do it, inventive 🙂
      No, all thing was done with the brush only.
      And sandpaper.

  2. teresinha lucia celino

    I would be interested to know the steps to achieve this finish. I’m always looking to learn new ideas, thanks!

  3. Maria

    I must say i am in love with your work! I am from Argentina so for me it impossible to buy them, its such a shame! I would like to know a little bit more about your painting techniques in order to apply them to some old furniture I want for my new house. Thank very much!!!

    1. Kat - Touch the Wood Post author

      Thank you. I am happy you like our work.
      We deliver our furniture on our own, however I am afraid Argentina is a bit too far. Shame.
      Soon we will make a tutorial on above technique. Hard to say when, but one day…
      Why do not you subscribe to our newsletter, you will be up to date.
      Kind Regards

      1. Maria

        Thank very very much for your reply, I´ve just read it!! I must say I´m a big fan of your work! Knowadays I am starting to try your PVA transfer technique and I looking foward to see your tutorial about this technique.

        Kind regars!!!


  4. Diana

    Wow, wow, wow. Dont know how but i’ve just found your web site and i cant get my eyes off it now. How on earth did you make that effect? You say with a brush but not sure just how! Any help would be wonderful. Your pieces are all so fabulous i just cant decide which i like best!
    Thank you, keep up the fab work x


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