How to create your shabby chic skirting board decoration

The term of shabby chic style of decoration was originated in the US in the 80s. This type of style basically creates the appearance of distressed, worn or tear furniture or home decor to achieve antique looking decor style.

This type of style isn’t for everyone, you either love it or hate it. The colours and shapes of the furnitures can be quite similar to the ones that are traditional style, the main difference is the worn colours. Usually the furnitures and decors can have layers of paint, some of them partially or fully worn out. To create that style, there are a few things you can do. Use your skirting board for examples, (real wood skirting boards like oak or pine works the best, because MDF wasn’t invested back in the days.) you can paint or glaze part or all of your skirting board, leave it to dry and settle down sufficiently, then sad or rub part of the top coat paint or gloss. Don’t worry if it is not neat, which is a the point, as natural worn effect can be random and uneven. If you like the partial wood shown, then you can stop there. If you really want to show the age of the board, you can carry on painting more coats on then rub or sad away more layers as you like.

Although real wood is preferable, that is not to say MDF is totally not acceptable. What you need to be careful is that your undercoat sufficiently cover the MDF surface, only leave some layers of worn paint or gloss. There you go, you can achieve your very own unique shabby chic looking skirting boards. You can use this method on any furnitures you wish.

Skirting Boards Direct from the manufacturer

The timber market is back in full swing for 2014 and timber companies are churning out materials as quickly as they can, but the market is just demanding more!

The most demanded products are undoubtedly MDF and Oak, with a midway product using mdf veneer.

Skirting Board and Architrave are mostly the finishing touches and are going out to complete works that had been started or almost completed before Christmas.

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Skirting Boards Direct from the manufacturer

Selecting and fitting wooden skirting boards

When it comes to finishing off a room you need wooden skirting boards. These are a great way to complete a room and to prevent wear and tear to your flooring as well. Skirting boards come in all types of designs and materials, but the best are made of wood. First though you need to decide what type of wood is best for your needs and the finish that will look best with your furniture and décor.

Oak is a very popular wood when it comes to wooden skirting boards. Oak is always classic and it holds up well over time. Any type of wooden skirting board can be stained or painted, but if you have an oak board you may just want to cover it with a clear varnish. This will allow the natural color to shine through in your room.

If you don’t want to go with oak there are a myriad of other types of skirting board materials to choose from. Many of them are wooden. There is cherry and pine skirting. Both of which are completely different than each other and very different from oak. If you choose to go with pine it is very inexpensive and more than that it can be stained to match any wood color you would like. For instance if you can’t really afford to put  in skirting boards that are made of oak, you may want to consider installing a pine board and then staining it an oak color. While it won’t have the same grain that oak does, it will at a glance do the job.

Truly a skirting board will not get much attention paid to it. While you can get it in many different materials, you need to also think about the type of cut and style you want the boards to have. They can be very contemporary looking, but they can also be very ornate. Again you need to decide what goes best with your décor.

If you find that you are having some difficulty deciding what kind of material you want your skirting boards made of then you should consider working with an interior designer. A good interior designer can also help you with a choice in the type of cut and style you want your skirting boards to have. Your interior designer can work with you to pull your whole room together and make it everything that you ever thought that it could be.

After all the decisions have been made you just need to make sure that the skirting boards get installed correctly. You wouldn’t want to go to all this work and then end up with damaged boards or worse yet, damaged walls in your new room.

 

Victorian Skirting Boards and other touches for an era home

If you have a Victorian era home then you need to be careful when you do any remodeling. You can’t just use any old finishing pieces to complete a remodel. You need to be true to the era of the home. You must choose pieces carefully. You should use things like Victorian Skirting Boards and you need to have the right people around to help you install them properly.

The finishing touches in any remodeling project are what will help the final product to stand out or just look okay. If you are spending money to remodel a Victorian era home, you can’t have a room that is just okay. The home itself is far too special for that. Understanding this means that you need to find the right contractors to work with so that you end up with a great finished remodeling project.

There are several ways that you can go about hiring a good contractor to help you with you Victorian Skirting Boards installation. You can always start by just looking in the phonebook to see who’s listed under finishing contractors, but for a Victorian era home this will probably not be that helpful. A better way will be to contact other people who own similar era homes and ask them for their recommendations.

Once you have some contractors that you can follow up with you will want to do some research on each one. Just because someone came recommended doesn’t mean that they are the best person for your particular job. You will want to conduct interviews with the candidates and you will want to addition work they have done. It is always better if you can see their work in person, but photos will do if that’s all they can provide you.

Once you have decided on someone to work with, you should ask them to help you pick out your finishing touches. You need to make sure that you pick things that do absolutely keep with the spirit of the home. If you are finding that you have any question about that, then you may also want to enlist the help of an interior designer.

Hiring an interior designer to help you can be a great step if you and your contractor are just not quite sure on what skirting board or skirting profile you should choose. It can be very confusing to choose the right cabinet hardware and other finishing touches for your era home. Using the expertise of an interior designer can keep you true to the charm of the home and leave you with a finished product that you will be proud of. You want your remodeled room to look like it could have been there when the house was built, but with some added conveniences.

 

mdf skirting boards vs oak skirting boards

I was decorating my lounge today and realised that whilst i was replacing the floor boards, and getting ready to put my oak cabinet in place in the corner, that the place would be much better with oak skirting boards rather than mdf skirting boards. If you are wondering about mdf skirting however, i think they are a great product because mdf can come as pre primed skirting boards which means they will be ready to give a quick sand over and then paint. some of them actually are so good a primer that you can just paint the skirting boards as they are and then they’re done! mdfskirtingboards.co.uk is one such company offer such a good quality skirting. MDF Skirting Boards would therefore be my normal choice, but this time i may go with oak skirting.

Skirting Boards and fitting skirting

When you are refurbishing old buildings you have to be careful which quality of skirting boards you install because the building is more often than not going to be one of these that have varying size and shaped walls, uneven wood flooring, walls and rooms that are not square and therefore when fitting skirting boards you need to make sure that you mitre the skirting properly so that when the skirting is fitted to the wall that it will be in line with the walls properly, and line up with the angles around the room. If your skirting boards end up at strange angles, you might need to refit the skirting so that it fits properly …