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.
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