Red Kitchen Shadow Box Painted Black

I have had this shadow box for about 20 years.

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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  1. I liked it red at Christmas but, I really LOVE the black and all your silver items just really set it off!! Very Cute!!

    Have a great day!

  2. It's amazing how the color of paint can change the look of that little shadow box. What a fun collection you have going on in there.

  3. I wasn't sure if I liked it better blavk or not for a few days!

  4. Nice change and love the collection!

  5. It is great in black and shows off your cool collection well.

  6. Carlene, I liked your shadow box in red, but I REALLY like it in black. It's a great showcase for your neat vintage cooking pieces.

  7. I like the shadow box black too Carlene.. it does contrast much nicer with your collectibles.

  8. I love the new shelving look and I love the vintage items displayed....Christine

  9. Looks great! I like the black more than the red.

  10. I love it, the black really shows off your items. I collect salt and peppers as well, they are just so cute - I need a box like yours to show them off !!!
    I've just become your newest follower

  11. I absolutely cannot believe it...I have the same mini measuring cup from my childhood...I love how you displayed everything!


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