Lots of people opt for antique shops, flea markets, etc. for distressed vintage finds to seek out this important aspect of this style! There are so many hidden treasures and antique "golds" to be discovered in these shops. I recommend going on a treasure hunt to accessorize your shabby chic remodel.
Probably the most important tip here; simplicity is key for this style. Also wood is a very important element for this type of kitchen. Don't be afraid to have lots of painted wood in your kitchen.
Make sure to have some accent pieces or accent colors. That way the kitchen won't look so monotone and doll-house like. Colors that these kitchens tend to have are soft pastels. Nothing over-the-top or bold unless it's an accent piece/color.
Cabinets tend to be light shades regardless if they're painted or not. Glass cabinets are also popular since they're used for displaying vintage finds like teacups and dishes/trays. Same goes for the floors although wood floors seem to be the popular choice for these kitchens even though most of the time there's a huge vintage rug on the floor.
The most popular lighting for this style is chandeliers especially the Victorian ones.
Lots of people have grabbed old-school appliances (we're talking 50s style) but if you haven't been lucky you can still get the old-school appliances but with a modern feel to them.
So to wrap it up: simplicity, wood, and vintage elements is what makes up a shabby-chic kitchen. There's lots of styles too ranging from a more modern shabby-chic kitchen (like above) to ones with a more rustic vibe. Don't forget to check out these kitchens all ranging in different styles!
Til Next Time,