Saturday, 7 March 2020

Shadow Box Country Life by Kerstin

Hello creative friends!

I was inspired to create a new home decor piece suitable to 
my shabby chic Spring decoration this year.

It's an altered art project - a wooden box with an "inner life".
I love the vintage look and because the parts were given a very unique used touch,
 they didn't look too expressionless and cold.

 With only a few means, some stamps, Distress ink, Art Stones, old book pages, some fabric leftovers, eggs, feathers
 and sisal my little chicken farm was quickly completed. 

I was amazed when I discovered these beautiful chicken shapes and found it almost impossible to decide  in which colours to paint them, because there are so many different kinds of beautiful chicken.

 some close up's


I chose only white, black and a silver metallic paint for the feathering and of course not to forget red for the cockscomb.

 I'm always in love with this wonderful filigree ivy wood shape! I've been using it a lot as it's just perfect for a natural romantic look. I have left it in its original condition and only applied some metallic wax from DecoArt (Metallic Lustre 'Champagne Ice').

Calico Craft Parts used:

Ivy Leaf Garland

 Hen & Cockrell Beak to Beak

Cockrell Foraging


And this is what the box looks like from the outside.
 I used the same technique as in my last home decor spring project to paint its lid.

Many thanks for your visit!


  1. A stunning altered Spring Box Kerstin! I love how you have painted the chickens, and all of the fabulous little details are just wonderful xx

    1. Thanks so much Jannet, have a good time! Kerstin xx

  2. Your altered box looks fantastic, Kerstin! That divine crackle and oh, how lovely you have painted the chicken! So much attention to detail and once more shabby chic at its very best!

    Claudia xxx

  3. Many thanks dear Claudia!! Hugs, K. xxx