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Hybrid term melding "shabby chic" and "chicanery."

shabby chic:
a style using worn and deteriorated items to achieve an elegant overall effect

chicanery:
trickery or deception by quibbling or sophistry

Shabby chicanery:
Constant failed attempts at using second-hand items in one's home decor to achieve a look of false elegance. Result is invariably much more Salvation Army than Apres-La-Guerre.
Another broke down La-Z-Boy? Enough with the shabby chicanery, already.
by Tom Terranova August 14, 2007
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the act of excessively integrating ratty found items into one's home decor in a vain effort to obtain that understated elegance known as shabby chic.
I can't believe this - you dragged home another one of those flea-bitten sofas from a trash-pile? i've just about had it up to HERE with all this shabby chicanery.
by Tom Terranova August 08, 2007

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