I'm kind of stupidly snobby when it comes to shabby chic & I think it's too 'in' & easily bought to be considered good work on the kitsch front.
Just not my thing really. With the handpainted sushi floor mat, from an American ebayer, and the Sourpuss Tattooed Lady platter & skull & crossbones toaster, the kitchen is just one big mess of reproduction kitsch. So I've told my husband I'm buying paint & getting the walls sorted, maybe some cooler vinyl for the floor & some retro fabric for the curtains. I've plans for the decoration too. I've a dozen postcard sized framed prints of vintage Ladybird books, the kind you would have learnt to read with in primary school. Peter, Jane & Socks the dog tomes. I've my Ridgway Homemaker plate I plan on hanging & hopefully adding to that collection. I'd love to paint the walls a really retro, hospital 60s green, but given it's a rental I think a nice sunny yellow will be more suitable. It's all going to go a bit Changing Rooms the next few weeks!