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Today, more than ever, we need art. We need passion. We need artists. We need help to fill those gaps. Provide friendships. Build communities. We do it through paint. Won't you join us? 

When Shabby Meets Chic is the UAE's first cruelty-free and environmentally-friendly shop for furniture paints, brushes and more. We continue to deliver to you across the UAE, no matter how far away you are. We are passionate about saving the UAE's landfills and homes by supplying eco-safe, animal-nursery-and-pregnancy-friendly chalk and mineral paint by Frenchic Furniture Paint; the artist's choice of brushes from Cling On, furniture stamps and transfers from IOD Decor; stencils; painting sponges; sanding blocks and so much more...

New!! Frogtape's Chevron print.

Chevron patterns at your fingertips

Finally, one of the most coveted looks of the decade, the Chevron, is as easy as sticking on a piece of tape and painting over it. 

With Frogtape's new Shape Tape, both pros and DIYers can create unique and customised designs, ranging from the much coveted Chevron, to a wave and a scallop design too. 

Frenchic Al Fresco

A truely indoor-outdoor chalk paint

With so many of us at home for the near-future, let's take advantage of the moment and re-do our homes. The weather is still cold enough to sit outdoors and emjoy your garden before summer hits. Paint over your outdoor tables, chairs, cane sets, bars, play equiptment, pool fences and more with the Al Fresco Range from Frenchic. The first of its kind in the UAE, Al Fresco requires no sanding, no priming and no sealing. Clean, paint and start using. It really couldn't be any easier. The Al Fresco range is weather and water-proof, making it perfect for outdoors, as well as indoor areas such as kitchens and bathrooms.


Frenchic has revolutionary ranges from its original to the unique wax-infused Lazy and exterior Al Fresco as well as special crackles and sheens for furniture, walls and trims plus a host of brushes and other accessories.

Frenchic’s Al Fresco range is specifically developed to protect outdoor furniture, meaning it’s hard wearing and waterproof properties make it ideal for use in kitchens.


Frenchic Furniture Paint, an all-natural, environmentally-friendly chalk and mineral paint that is safe to use indoors and on children’s toys, and contains no toxins. The furniture doesn’t even need to be primed, stripped or sanded down before the paint is applied.

When Shabby Meets Chic: MEDIA COVERAGE

Givr interview

This is the video interview with Gver that went viral on social media. Watch Muby Astruc, owner of When Shabby Meets Chic, talk about the urgency of upcycling furniture.

Muby Astruc on Pinnacle TV, Women of Arabia

An in-depth and intimate interview with artist-entrepreneur and founder of When Shabby Meets Chic, Muby Astruc, on the TV show, Women of Arabia.

When Shabby Meets Chic in Friday Magazine, Gulf News

Read all about the birth of When Shabby Meets Chic; our values of cruelty-free retail; and our journey to bring to you art with a heart.

When Shabby Meets Chic in The National newspaper

Yes! That National. One of the leading newspapers in the country.

Muby Astruc is on Bayut.com

Even property portal Bayut found their way into our studio, home and lives.


With products that will leave you awe-struck

When Shabby meets Chic is the UAE's first online, one-stop shop for all your furniture art needs.  Founded by Dubai born and bred journalist-turned-artist, Muby Astruc, we are a trendsetting online paint and furniture art retailer, offering products that have never before come to the UAE shores. From Frenchic chalk & mineral paint; to IOD's furniture transfers, stamps and decorative rollers; Efex furniture mouldings; Country Chic wax brushes and sponges; The Stencil Studio UK's stencils; and more; we aim to lure your inner artist into being. We have made it easier than ever for you to have access to products and collections that will forever change the way you paint.
Standing up for cruelty-free art is important to us. As is, protecting the environment. Consequently, all our first-rate, environmentally-friendly products are proudly cruelty-free.  
And unless you wish you pay a visit to our charming little show-shed in Mirdif, all of our products are available to you from the comfort of your own homes.
Yes! You heard us. Just click, buy and have it delivered.
Wherever in the UAE you live, we'll make sure that all your paints and accessories are delivered to your door.
We also sell custom-painted shabby chic, vintage and French Country furniture; teach furniture art workshops; offer a free furniture finder service; and even paint your furniture for you!
We’re a business made up of artists, innovators and forward-thinkers, with the drive and wherewithal to constantly stimulate your creative juices; and update and improve your online shopping experience.


The UAE Furniture Artisans Forum


Free tutorials, advice, and all your chalk painting questions answers.








When Shabby Meets Chic is
a business name of
Al Saidan Building Materials Trading LLC which is part of
Ruby & Sons Ltd group.

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