Shabby chic decor and decoupage are a good combination. Decoupage is the art of using paper cutouts to decorate another object. It is a craft that lends itself nicely to creating our own accent pieces that match the look and feel in a decorating theme.
Since it is fairly easy to find old magazines that will offer up numerous images that are the right color and shape, getting a custom creation that is very personal is not such a tall order and can be managed on a pretty small budget. A trip to a few thrift stores or garage sales can produce many inexpensive objects to use as a base for the project. Vases, plates, cups, trays, anything can serve as the base for which to glue the paper accents.
Don’t forget, wallpaper or even images printed from the computer can serve as the paper images to use in a project but magazine images work best since the paper is of good quality, the texture is easy to work with and the colors are vibrant and won’t smear.