Saturday, 8 August 2020

Beach houses by Kerstin

Hello, creative friends!

I was inspired to create a canvas in altered art style, which means I used the canvas from the other side as a shadow frame.
Have you yet seen the beautiful beach houses at the Beach and Seasides section??
If not - check them out! You'll love them!

I especially  love the old photographs from our grandparents' times, where you can find these awesome mobile bathing carts. The beach huts so remind me of these nostalgic times.

I wanted to create my project in a grungy weathered wood based style, to have it look very naturally aged and shaped by blowing winds and the salting sea.

Tips & Tricks

I used the

Block Style MDF House Kit - Cube in medium size as a base.

First I glued it together completely and found 
it was too deep for my canvas. So I decided to take the saw and split it into two houses!

You can see on the left picture that the beach houses' front sides are a little bit bigger, but that wasn't a problem for me. 

layout plan

Originally I wanted to use a brown monochrome colour scheme, but that was too gloomy for a summer project, so I decided to use muted chalky paints

some close up's

side view with 3D effect

grunge beach house look with crackle medium, distress paints and jute

a cosy beach chair with white crackle paste and 'Walnut Stain' distress ink

 a cord from an old  paper gift bag,  simply knotted and glued on

I love to work with natural materials, like in this project with driftwood, shells and lichen

Calico Craft Parts used:

Beach Hut with Life Buoy in two sizes small and medium

Striped Beach Hut with Flag Large

Deck Chair

Wild Grass MDF Wood Shape - Style 4

Word Elements - Summer & Seaside

Sheet of Mini MDF Wood Birds - Seagulls

Thanks for your visit!

Happy summer time!



  1. Completely beautiful, Kerstin. So glad you went for those chalky light blues - the bleached driftwood look is perfect for a weathered summer beachhouse. Brilliant attention to detail as always.
    Alison x

  2. What a beautiful piece of summer decor, Kerstin! Love the chalky look and the driftwood feel for the weathered beach houses!

    Claudia xxx

    1. Thank you very much Claudia, have a good holiday time !! Hugs, K. xx