I loved that trunk! Its wooden panels were worn and the hinges were rusty. I would secretly go to the trunk and open the heavy lid just to hear the squeak and imagine stories and secrets of which this trunk might have been a part.
Ever since I’ve been fascinated by old pieces with visible “signs of history”.
It took me a long time to realize that the aged look that I like so much can be imitated.
I have to say that introduction to shabby chic style was an exciting discovery for me.
The appeal of shabby chic style is not only in the aged look.
It is not simply vintage or vintage looking – it is also chic. So there is a definite soft and feminine feel to it.
I just love the bleached whites and muted pastel colors of shabby chic as well as all the flowers, crowns, birds, etc. in the patterns.
Shabby chic can be somewhat diverse and yet is definitely recognizable as its own style.
By Yana WineCountryLife