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Nov032011

buy it: shabby mcfabby

My apartment is a constant work in progress. I don't feel like I ever have enough time or money to decorate top to bottom all at once, as much as I'd love to. Getting a few statement pieces for your home are a great way to maximize your budget and spruce up a space that may be lacking in the design department. They're also a great start to theming a space-- you can buy a statement piece as a focal point for the room, and slowly decorate "around" that piece-- buying art, textiles and furniture that match as your budget allows.

These vintage style mirrors, magnetic chalkboards and memo boards from shabby mcfabby by Kimber Wade are fantastic. I love the scrollwork detail of the frames, and the fabrics she uses for the memo boards are beautiful. She also makes fabulous wedding accessories-- birdcages for cards, frames for seating arrangements. Here are a few of my favorite items in her etsy shop:

   

This reversible Audrey Hepburn Baroque 2-in-1 chalkboard and memo board is magnetic on both sides and comes with 3 vintage pearl magnets. This would look fantastic in my work space as I'm always jotting notes for supplies, measurements, ideas, and pinning up photos and quotes for inspiration.

Love this Parisian style memo board! The tiny Tour Eiffel pushpins are adorbs. I think I need this.

This large mirror would look great in a bedroom or large entry way. (Plus you can check your pout and peepers on the way out the door.)

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BUYERS BEWARE. SHABBYMCFABBY'S STORE IS FRAUDULENT. YOU ARE NOT BUYING VINTAGE. YOU ARE BUYING A BRAND NEW FRAME!!

THESE ARE BRAND NEW FRAMES THAT HAVE BEEN REPAINTED AND MARKED UP TO AN EXTREMELY HIGH PRICE.

I bought what I thought was a vintage frame from shabbymcfabby(because it was listed as Vintage in the headline and she referred to it several times as vintage in our messages to each other).

When I saw the exact same frame at IKEA it was a horrible feeling. The shabbymcabby shop completely mislead me, to put it nicely. Kimber, who runs shabbymcfabby is a fraudulent liar to put it bluntly.

The funny thing is I found out it was an IKEA frame before I even got my mirror. Before the order had been shipped. I tried to cancel my order with shabbymcfabby. I just wanted to wash my hands of the entire situation. There was no reasoning with Kimber from shabbymcfabby. The run around 'conversation' via messages was hard to deal with. I asked for a refund. She chose to stand by her store policy and not refund me. Kimber stated my frame would be to my house by a certain time. It is now MONTHS late. I still have not received my mirror and frame! So here we are.

LONG STORY SHORT:

My entire beef with Kimber and shabbymcfabby surprisingly isn't the fact that they are selling repainted IKEA frames.

(or not painted. I don't believe for a second that they do actually repaint the black and white frames they buy from IKEA & then sell on etsy)

Reworked stuff can totally be cool. It's the fact that they blatantly lie about what their product is. They call it vintage and handmade when it is NOT. I don't expect for them to state flat out that their product is from IKEA. I do except them to be honest about what the product they are selling is. Plain and simple.

Call it a new frame they added their own touches to, painted, or reworked. Whatever.

Do not call a product VINTAGE when it is BRAND NEW or HANDMADE when it is a MASS PRODUCED PRODUCT FROM A GIANT CORPORATION. I expect not to be lied to.

It is fraudulent and shabbymcfabby knows it. I think deep down etsy knows it too. Which is why they keep shutting down her store.

Where you can find more people she's conned: http://etsycallout.wordpress.com/2011/07/07/shabbymcfabby-dreamyweddings/#comments

Where you can find the same frame at IKEA:
http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/40213759/

January 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommentershabbymcCRAPPY

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