Monday, May 12, 2014

Altered Mini Wooden Dresser (Jewelry Box)

Good afternoon!  Today I have a mini altered wooden dresser/jewelry box that I created late last year.  This was a project I sent in for Authentique's CHA booth. 

This wooden box was purchased completely unfinished. It was sanded, primed & painted in white & then embellished with designer paper & trinkets.  I've used papers from Authentique's 'Flourish' collection which turned this box into an ideal keepsake for a little girl.

On top of the dresser I have a little mushroom bird sitting on a nest along side a few flowers by Prima & a few from my own stash.  I also included a small glass vial filled with seed beads.
All the embellishments on top of the dresser are adhered except for the mini frame.  This frame is removable & it can be used to hold a quote, sentiment or even a small photo.

The chipboard vine going across the drawers was painted & then heat embossed with translucent Star Dust embossing powder which gives it a nice shimmer in person.  I positioned the chipboard strategically across all the drawers & then snipped it right where the drawers open & close.  Therefore, the drawers can open & close & the chipboard vine is not an obstacle. 
The insides of all the drawers were matted with solid paper from the 'Flourish' collection.
Here's the back of the box.  The box measures approximately 8" inches high, 6" inches wide, and 4" inches deep.

In this photo you can see tiny butterflies fluttering along the side.  These are punches made with a Martha Stewart butterfly punch.  I added a few butterflies on both sides of the box to dress it up a bit more.

Since I have a son this jewelry box is just sitting in my scrap room with no one to use it.  Now we can't have that right?  So it's been put up for sale in my new Etsy shop The Kraft Nook.  I'm hoping it'll be purchased for a little girl whom I'm sure will find lots of uses for this mini dresser/jewelry box!  :-)  If interested, please feel free to visit my shop.

Thanks for stopping by & enjoy the rest of the week!

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