Published on September 22nd, 2010 | by Jules Yap


"La cuisine sur la cour"

Materials: KROKEN rail+cutlery stand, GRUNDTAL containers

Description: I realized this for my sister’s kitchen. I used water based enamel to paint every object, then I made decoupage with chicken figures. Then I refined them with handwriting in French.

Do you like it?

~ Roberta, Vicenza, Italy

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8 Responses to "La cuisine sur la cour"

  1. Raquel says:

    It’s simply beautiful!!! I want one :D

  2. Roberta says:

    anonymous, in italian shoud be: “la cucina sull’aia” Aia is the place where chickens peck. sorry my english is awful (also my french, ahahahah)

  3. Roberta says:

    @ anonymous, thanks i used water base enamel and then decoupage.

    @Deltaplan, for the next i’ll ask you advice for translation, ahahah! i hope italian guests of my sister’s home doesn’t speak french!!!!

    @tom: you are right! it’s for the kitchen and you can put sponge, but also garlics, onions and in the small round boxes you che put spices!

    @queen: umidity it’s not a problem beause i use flatting to protect decorations! Thanks for appreciating! :)

  4. Anonymous says:


    I’m sure they were meaning to say something like “Cooking from the heart” or something like that… except they totally messed up the translation.

  5. Deltaplan says:

    Realization seems very good… But the sentence “La cuisine sur la cour” does not make any sense in French…

    Believe me, I’m French…

  6. It likely has the same purpose as a non chicken-ized Kroken/Grundtal set up. :-) Spices, cutlery, etc. I think it’s super creative & clever. Love the french chicken & patina theme. Will it hold up in the high heat & humidity environment of the kitchen?

  7. Tom says:

    I do feel terrible for asking this, but what is the purpose of this? Is it just decorative? I feel like maybe it could hang over a kitchen sink and the cup could be used to hold a sponge or the like, but otherwise, I feel like I’m missing something…

  8. Anonymous says:

    very cute and provence-like. did u use polish?

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