Animal Shabby Chic Wall Art + Giveaway!

Moving house is always a stressful and daunting time, whether it’s a positive move or not.  Although we love the countryside for it’s rural delights (the views, the walks and the wildlife), the trappings that came with rural living had begun to wane after 14 years living out in the sticks.  So, we decided it was time to move.  Now I think we have the best of both worlds, since our house is literally on the outskirts of a country town, just yards away from fields yet close to civilisation!

That it is!

There’s been ample boxes to unpack, but I love unwrapping all the lovely, pretty things that had been stowed away from sight and memory.  Rooms once bare and de-personalised are again given character, this time with my favourite old ornaments and vintage inspired, shabby chic pieces.  I love wall art and framing pictures.  My favourites are simply old adverts or recent ones I’ve loved the look of.  I have a soft spot for painted pictures and illustrations that depict wildlife and animals to their true form too.

Just before we moved house, I received some wall art by Sean Aherne, a self taught artist who has seen his work published, exhibited and auctioned in some of the most prestigious venues in the UK.  His work spans fine art to the more contemporary, including the latest project: shabby chic inspired printed art signs featuring light hearted quotes and Sean’s unique animal depictions styled with an antique look.  Whether you’re an animal lover or not, it’s hard not to appreciate the beauty in these pictures.

The printed images taken from Sean’s original paintings are of a high professional quality, which are secured onto wood boards.  They’re really quite substantial and very well made.  At 10×8 inches, the signs aren’t huge, but I think if they were bigger the size would take away from their delicate look.

The picture at the top of this post is my very favourite sign of the collection.  I think it’s so apt for hanging in the hallway of our new house (as I do think Mr BB and I are pretty mental!)

Another sign I adore is the The Cuckoo sign as it’s so sweet and reminiscent of Spring and its sprightly nature.  It’s a cheerful picture that will brighten up any room through the dark months ahead.

I used to love cats immensely when I was little, but whilst I’m not as much of a kitty fan these days (rabbits and guinea pigs stole my heart!) I still admire well painted feline pictures.  This beautiful cat with her luscious furry locks is exquisite.

WIN this insanely cute CAT art sign by Sean Aherne

To celebrate moving into my new home, I’ve decided to give away this stunning art sign to one lucky reader!  If you fancy your chances to WIN, just complete the rafflecopter tasks and get your entries in.  

As this will be sent directly from myself I’m afraid I can only accept UK entries at this present time.  I can’t wait to send it on the winner!


Sean Aherne Art can be purchased from Amazon and eBay.




Which is your favourite of the three signs I was sent?  
What’s your home style?  Shabby chic?  Vintage?  Or, do you prefer a more modern look?
*This post is my own opinion with product provided*