It was finished out with a dark country pine stain, no varnish, when I purchased it. The shadow box quickly became a home to my "cutesy country" cows, geese, bunnies, birdhouses, etc. of the early 1990's.
When I went to a vintage country kitchen style, I painted the shadow box red, and antiqued it with a little dark stain.
Here it is at Christmas from my December blog post:
After black paint and a little distressing it looks like this:
|Bottom: Nut Grinder, Vintage Cookie Cutters, 5 in 1 Safety Grater, Biscuit Cutter, Decorative Mini Grater (not vintage)|
Above: Glass Jar with Pasta, Vintage Cookie Cutter, Rooster Figurine, Barrington Hall Coffee Measurer
|Bottom: Cucumber, Mammy, and Tomato S & P Shakers. (only one Mammy)|
Above: Progressus Rotary Grater, Vintage Toy Measuring Cup
|1776-1976 Bicentennial Souvenir of 1st National Bank of Petersborough and Rumford Biscuit Cutter.|
And there it is, a new look for my kitchen shadow box.
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