Saturday, February 21, 2009

Shab-a-thon.







This shabby collection is in your honor, douche-y commenter from HERE.


Anonymous said...
Like the faucet wasn't hideous enough. You decorate your HOME like the "shabby chic" dumps in Maine that my family rented before we had money.

PLEASE cancel your subs to the follwing "Lucky", "Domino", "BHG".

UGH I started reading this blog because of the Rachel Zoe comments. They were so funny that I cannot imagine you decoundering your HOME like this.

February 20, 2009 11:17 PM




Let's all get back to "decoundering," shall we?

57 comments:

Ivy Lane said...

What the...?? I'd like to see this person's home now that they "have money"!!

Thanks for the shab a thon! I enjoyed it very much! :)

v a n e s s a said...

i love these - especially the last one.

Alice Almighty said...

Before I had "money" I lived off of the change in my sofa, bean burritos from taco bell, and the local free pile. And still, I am sure that I have had better times than the lovingly quoted Anon.

Money can't buy taste honey.

Not even piles and piles of Conneticuit money.

Rolling cigarettes, Alice

AB said...

Hahahahaaa. I don't know about you, but I suspect that Anonymous is a hell of a decounderer.

In other news, I need that cabinet at the top.

Anonymous said...

god, i love this site. so funny. love the shabby post. since when is recycling something old a bad thing? what douche bag indeed.

Musette said...

OW! LOL!

Remind me never to piss you off (though Anonymous totally deserved it - I was confused for a minute, thinking s/he was your regular commenter, Anonymous, which made little sense..)

Lovely photos, btw. Nothing wrong with a little Shab!

xo

The Bean said...

What a bastard. And what's with all caps "HOME"? It sounds like in Happy Gilmore where he yells at the ball... "Get in your HOME!! Are you too good for your HOME?"

Iheartfashion said...

You can match wits with the best decounderers out there Decorno!

Sarah Arkanoff said...

I ♥ this post and all its images. I guess Anons' new money didn't buy any class.

Kevin said...

Rachel Zoe, Rachel Ashwell. Whats the difference...........

Glad the family got money, albeit no taste.

Anonymous said...

Love the little table in the last pic. Are the pale patches peeling veneer or white paint? Either way, totally charming!

Anonymous said...

Ha Ha! I am from the coast of Maine (and now live in Brooklyn) and this cracks me up! I fail to see what the state of Maine has to do with the way you decorate your house. Douche-y McDouchenstein "summer" elsewhere.

-Suzanne

David said...

Decorno, I love you. Especially your taste in old casegoods.

To Douch-y Anon: When you comment like that we all assume you use your money to buy oversized faux Tuscan story-and-a-halfs, which you then fill with Ashley furniture and lots of creme-colored upholstery. You may not have known that style has a name, it's called "Nouveaux Jackass."

Anonymous said...

Shabby chic is kind of done isn't it? Since the early 90s? Or are people still beating up new buys with chains to make them look like old family pieces? I still love chintz though.

Anonymous said...

Shabby Chic and Rachel are bankrupt.

http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/sf/news/shabby-chic-files-for-bankruptcy-076155

Jill said...

wow! Someone got out of bed on the wrong side! I personally love the last pic!

tartanscot said...

omg . . . I think I love you. lol.

serious, what kind of arrogant jerk leaves such mean-spirited comments?

on the other hand, yay, great 'chic' pictures!

Jules said...

In one short, awkwardly structured comment this person was able to tell us they (1) grew up poor and resented it, (2) currently live beyond their means, (3) need labels to increase their self worth, and (4) rely on all the above referenced shelter magazines because without them, his/her lack of natural "decoundering" skills and sense of style is woefully apparent.

p.s. I am stealing David's "Nouveau Jackass."

Lolo said...

Oh my. Some of your readers need more happy booze times. And to be thoroughly tboned by Rachel Zoe.

Me, I need that freaking gorgeous glass fronted cabinet.

marcy wacker said...

dec--douchy, indeed. clearly, we've got some issues... jules--brilliant...david--my husband is going to crack-up when he hears "nouveau jackass".priceless. thanks for the great laughs.

kate said...

doesn't it just make you wish for the happy days of the jesus spam?

We love this blog "just the way you areeeeeee....
la-la-la, la-la-la-la..."

SGM said...

No decoundering for me--last time I did that I was on antibiotics for three weeks!

Kimberly Julie said...

Oh snap. (Your retaliations are always hilarious. Thanks for calling out all the douche-bag Anons of the blogging world, one at a time!)

Susan said...

Love the photos. Keep them coming!

tracey said...

What does decoundering mean?

Anonymous said...

Only a fool would pay money to rent a dump anywhere.

So this poster grew up in Maine, renting a dump? That totally sucks.

It totaly shows though, that they grew up in a dump atmosphere where manners were not learned.

I feel sorry for the poster for being poor and growing up in a rented dump. Maybe they got some money at a certain point and went on to rent a nicer place.

What a sweet story to share. So sweet...sad, but sweet.

Anonymous said...

What I meant to say was that I grew up in Maine and my family was poor and we rented dumps. I grew up in the Maine projects and all of our furniture was old and in poor repair. That's why I made the comment. I grew up poor! I vowed to never have a chipped, lead based, piece of furniture ever again. Shabby won't work for me. My parents sued our landlord because of lead based paint and that is where we got our money. We then moved to a nice trailor in Conneticut and we overcame it all.

Decorno said...

Whatever.

marcy wacker said...

is this for real? no, wait, is this a goof? nice back pedal.

LB said...

Decorno,
I LOVE them! And I mean the antiqued furniture and what-nots. Not the comment of Sir Douchey. Or perhaps it was Duchess Douchey. A friend painted a dresser and it came out looking antique (totally unplanned - she said she's not so great at painting) and it looks spectacular! OH yeah and the handles just top it all off. So go for the shab and the antique. Just maybe not every piece. =)

lucitebox said...

I cannot wait to find an opportunity to use Nouveau Jackass. Thanks, David.

Very confused by the term decoundering. (Decorating in your underwear? Under decorating?)

I is googling and only come up with two hits--both Decorno! Ain't we lucky to have her? Aw, yeah.

Ivy Lane said...

D... you can now start "DECOUNDERO" as a new blog for those who can spout on about their "new money" and their great design influence(s)... then we can ALL regulary pound him/her with our advice!!!!

XOXO, Ivy..

east side bride said...

Shab it up!!

Lolo said...

Moral of the story ~ don't let your kids eat lead based paint chips or they'll grow and decounder the fuck out of their trailor. Which, btw is what sailors call their trailers.

Anonymous said...

"...nice trailer in Connecticut and we overcame it all" makes my bullshit detector go off.

It's a goof post.

mary said...

I'm a little confused by "anonymous"...sounds a little flaky to me, but really sad and angry.
Love the faucet in nickel, classic and timeless.
As for "shab-a-thon"--I definitely needed that breath of fresh air---loved it all, except some of the paint distressing. Can we still grieve "Domino"?

sarah said...

as a sad side note to all of this, Shabby Chic filed for Chapter 11 protection 2 weeks ago. They've already begun closing most of their shops...so sad.

you can read about here: http://www.rachelashwellshabbychic.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

tee hee...i just googled 'decoundering' because i also have no idea what that means, and the only 2 hits came back to your awesome blog and this post. funny :-)

go decorno!

Susan W. said...

I started the shabby look.

(Others have made it look good, but they got it from me.)

s. said...

I never, ever liked the official "shabby chic" look, with all the faded chintz and white-washed, chipped faux-french angels.

But I do love all things that show some age and wear -- visual proof of being long-loved and well-used -- especially when paired with more modern pieces.

I always enjoy stories starting with "before we had money, we used to..." Many of my own stories, on the other hand, tend to start with, "back when I had money."

Anonymous said...

You almost had me feeling for you, anon., but alas, starting your comment with the faucet remark sort of shows your lovely personality was chipped pretty badly by the lead as well.

hello gorgeous said...

Haha Anon. Lesson No. 1: Never fuck with the great and powerful Decorno.

Decoundering? I can't even imagine what he/she was trying to say.

the paris apartment said...

It's hard to believe that someone could take life so seriously that they'd leave vicious comments about a faucet and paint strokes!

I LOVE the photos, where are they from, is that your house? The floors in the first pic are magnificent!

Can't douchy-anon start her or his own blog and we can judge what's wrong on it?

Decorno said...

I love how all my peeps show up for my street fight.

On another note - can we all promise to make the distinction between Rachael Ashwells's "Shabby Chic" parade of doilies and roses, vs the photos above? There is "shabby chic" (which hurts my fingers just to type it) and then there is... Sweden (think Skona Hem minus the cutesy parts). Just sayin'.

Renovation Therapy said...

LOL What a douchebag that commenter is. Too funny.

I love that cabinet in the top picture.

Tami said...

A little shab never hurt anybody and makes a house a home. I love the cabinet.

Anon more haterade?

red ticking said...

a really cool woman came in my store one day and asked "should i sell all my white ironstone? i heard its over" i asked her, "do you still love it?" her response was "yes!". I advised her not sell it.
it makes me so sad that people are criticized for what they love. buy what you love and live how you like to live...do we all have to be so critical??

Anonymous said...

I live in Maine and its nasty folks like Anon who we can't stand. They enjoy our beautiful coast, mountains, pristine woodlands, etc. We welcome them, but wish they would bring their manners.
--Maria

Halfmad said...

As I mentioned on the original post, how does one cancel a subscription to a magazine that has already ceased publishing? Same as how one decounders, I suppose.

red.door.read said...

i think rachael ashwell has finally flipped out and she's posting kooky comments on blogs.

everyone wave to rachael.

Anonymous said...

What is shabby about Picture #3 (the pictures leaning)? And please don't base your answer on "Skona Hem." I googled that and I still don't know what it is, except maybe a Scandinavian version of "Sprockets."

Anonymous said...

Love the first 3 photos. Beautiful.

couchseattle.com said...

yeah, i'm with anon 6:10 that the third image isn't shabby. it is however an incredible image. crisp white walls and floors are hard to beat. and a couple of people have asked but noone has answered. WHAT IS DECOUNDERING??? is that like floundering because you don't know shit about decor?

Samantha said...

Wow. I want to have so little money that my family and I can rent a place in Maine.
I love your site. No, I lerve it.
Lots of links.
http://www.upmamaswall.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

hi leslie m.,
i was reading tonight and saw your posts. i wanted to clarify my philosophy of red ticking.
when i opened the store, it was my vision to share my vintage lifestyle and point of view with like-minded customers. it has never been my goal to be a bonafide antique shop. while most of the items in the store are old and acquired, i never tried to say they are specifically dated antiques. "i buy what i love" and encourage others to do the same.

i am sure you know we are a very small store with a small staff and unfortunately it sounds like we have missed you when you have tried to visit. for this, i am truly sorry.

if you would like to talk further, i would be happy to meet up with you by appt anytime.

please feel free to call me. warmly, pam

Anonymous said...

Okay, guys, I'm sure Anon feels pretty terrible now. Let's all play nice again! Unless we are talking about Rachel Zoe, of course.

-Chris

operaglass said...

What a hilarious thread!