As Wikipedia describes Shabby chic as items that are often heavily painted through the years, with many layers showing through obviously time-worn areas. The style is imitated in faux painting using glaze or by painting then rubbing and sanding away the top coat to show the wood or base coats, known as "distressing" the finish of the furniture. Furniture pieces that are not genuine antiques are usually selected for their resemblance to older furniture styles, and may be reproduction furniture with a distressed finish. Elaborate furniture appliques depicting flower swags and garlands, cherubs, and other motifs may be added. By selecting the right pieces and the right styles you can certainly fit your Royal Doulton into your shabby chic bathroom, bedroom or living room. Why buy pieces at "home sense" or winners ? all your buying is junk, why not buy something that has style , great craftsmanship and value. How many times have you tried to sell what you bought at winners, its crap you through it out. Doulton never gets thrown out.