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Vintage, Not Distressed: The New Shabby Chic Collection From Guildmaster

August 9, 2010

The New Shabby Chic Collection From Guildmaster.
The Guildmaster Shabby Chic Collection is reproduced from actual antique and vintage designs, which Rachel Ashwell, founder of the 20-year-old Shabby Chic lifestyle brand, unearthed scouring the stalls at Brimfield and other flea markets and then restored. The line comes in four basic finishes, including light gray, white, darker gray and simple white, but also features several special finishes that offer a delicately aged patina. Ashwell said the quality of Guildmaster's finishes was one of the main reasons for the collaboration. "It is not easy to do the paint," she said. "I wanted it to feel really vintage, as opposed to distressed, and that takes a lot of time and effort."  -- Tracy Bulla

 

The New Shabby Chic Collection From Guildmaster.

The New Shabby Chic Collection From Guildmaster.

The New Shabby Chic Collection From Guildmaster.