DIY Farmhouse Kitchen Shadow Box

Creative DIY pieces are so fun to create and so fun to show off. Nadine created this special piece that will fit perfect into just about any kitchen, with rustic feel and vintage style colors.  Nadine’s shadow box was part of our CHA 2016 booth design and was a great example of how cool our printed fabric panels are and how they can be incorporated into craft and DIY projects with ease.  12665607_10207511083768969_560012489_n
 7gypsies Shadow Boxes are available in 12×12 and 8×8 and also have inserts available to give the shadow box some fun dimension.  Nadine used chicken wire in her design which is a great layer to the printed fabric background.  
Materials Used:
Tools Used: Paintbrush, Sandpaper, Wire Cutters, Drill, Stapler & Staples, Scissors
Step 1: First cut a piece from the Farmhouse Kitchen Canvas Fabric Panel to fit within the shadow box.  Paint some of images on the canvas piece with some Tattered Angels.  The art is screen printed onto the panel making it perfect for water-based paints.  All Tattered Angels paints are water-proof when dry except the mists, which are created with a high percentage of water, but for items that are not designed to be washed they work amazingly well on fabrics, with the color becoming even more brilliant than on paper.  You will love the results.  Color a few of the art pieces or color them all in, you decide.  Any of the Tattered Angels paints will adhere and work great on the fabric, giving you different textures and dimensions.  
Step 2:  Sand down the shadow box to give it more of an aged look. This is no required when painting finished wood with Tattered Angels Decor & DIY Paint or High Impact Paint, but to get the rustic look you can do so before, after or before and after and you will achieve an aged look that is very appealing.  Place the panel inside the shadow box.
Step 3:  Cut a piece of chicken wire to fit inside the shadow box and staple it to hold the canvas and the wire in place. 
Step 4:  Paint some wooden spoons (you can find them at any mass retailer and they are so inexpensive) with Tattered Angels Décor & DIY Paint in Jade. Tattered Angels Decor & DIY Paint and High Impact Paint work wonderfully on raw and finished wood surfaces.  Then randomly paint the chicken wire in places with the same paint. Drill some holes in the handle of the spoons and hang inside the shadow box with some small hooks.  High Impact Paint is also great on metal surfaces, so if you only have gold or painted hooks you can paint them up to match your design palette. 
Step 5:  Paint the shadow box with the Tattered Angels Décor & DIY Paint in Jade mixed with a little water.  You can add water to any Tattered Angels paint to create a thinner washed effect and you can also mix the paint colors to create your own colors.   After finished painting the box, wipe it down with a dry cloth taking some of the paint off to give it a worn or white washed look.
Tattered Angels paints are the perfect choice when creating DIY home decor projects where you can choose the colors that work for you, allowing you to paint onto virtually any surface and making clean up so simple – just soap and water.   No sanding, priming or topcoat required and all Tattered Angels paints are non-toxic, so you can work indoors, no need for masks or ventilation when creating!!!!
To see  more of Nadine’s work you can visit her blog My Scrap n Stuff and follow her on Instagram Scrappinready
Happy Creating!!!


Canvas Corp Brands is the home of Tattered Angels, 7Gypsies and Canvas Corp (Canvas Home Basics). We are a manufacturer of surfaces, paint and vintage reproductions coming to you from Springdale, Arkansas.

'DIY Farmhouse Kitchen Shadow Box' have 2 comments

  1. February 27, 2016 @ 1:26 pm jean marmo

    This is so cute! Love the details!


  2. April 20, 2016 @ 3:18 pm The Creative Studio / FEATURED CREW MEMBER: NADINE CARLIER

    […] we just love it, especially this gorgeous art piece which is perfect for the Kitchen!!!! Here is the link to make this fun piece!!!! To follow Nadine visit her blog My Scrap N Stuff  her Facebook and […]


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