A DIY fan has shared the creative way she turns old items into kitch accessories for her shabby chic kitchen.
Elaina Sanches decided to transform her kitchen into a lace and floral space five years ago.
She loves the look of pastel colours and her pretty kitchen reflects that.
Elaina posted a series of snaps to Facebook, showing the different items she had refurbished using paints and fabric.
She wrote: “Five years ago today I decide to start dream of shabby chic my kitchen.
“I went to the charity shop and bought a shelf, I painted it and it did look terrible – I thought I’m going to try again. "
She continued: “I found out about chalk paint, started to paint and love it.”
“I started slowly knowing nothing about crafts about decoration.
“I’m very proud of all I’ve done. It’s good for my head, I don’t think about bad things when I craft.”
Elaina has re-decorated her entire kitchen and saves old items from going to the tip.
The creative mum turns everything from bean tins to protein tubs and old furniture into kitsch decorative pieces for her home.
Speaking to Daily Star Online, she said: “I always liked upcycling things.
“I love shabby chic and so most of my stuff is shabby chic.
“I generally use a floral fabric and napkin vintage roses on my things.
“My favourite paints to use are the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and Frenchic.”
Now, Elaina’s kitchen, bedroom and bathroom are all decorated in her unique style.
Thousands of people have commented on her creations.
And, 1,200 liked the snaps of her kitchen.
One person said: “Absolutely beautiful!”
“I love your kitchen.. I also love looking at the different things you make,” commented a second.
Another added: “Wow that is beautiful.
“I spent half an hour enjoying your photos.
“You’ve made a wonderful kitchen – such a calming space.”
If you’re into all things cute and pretty then Elaina’s DIY style is just for you.
And, it stops anything and everything rom being thrown away.
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