Here is one of the sides of the drawer,I painted the edges of the drawer with white gesso since I knew that the paper was going to cover most of the wood. The paper collection I used is the Lyric Collection from Prima, it is such a BEAUTIFUL paper collection and I had so much fun playing with it. I used modge podge to adhere the paper and for texture
used snow tex, I also distressed the edges with my prima tool to add more texture to the edges, with a sponge I dabbed gesso to the edges and some of the areas in the corners and just ramdom places, I also fussy cute some of the images from the paper collection and adhere them to the box,I think gesso gives a very Shabby Chic effect to this project :) in my Humble opinion.
For the top of the drawer I had this teacup set that I found at my local thrift store and with a sponge I dabbed gesso a couple of times and heat dried it to speed up the process while it was not completely dry I used my fingers to dab some snow tex in ramdom places and heat set it. I adhered the cup to the plate with E6000 and hot glue, the hot glue will keep it in place while the E6000 dries. I added spanish moss and flowers to embellish the top as well as some items I fussy cut from the paper collection.
Here is how the other side of the drawer looks, I used pink satin ribbon and threaded it to the side of the box and I have seen some talented do this and I just love the look it gives to the box, so thank you so much to all the wonderful Ladies like MsLiberty25 among many who inspire me! I also added some trim from my stash to soften and add a wonderful Shabby Chic feel to it .I love using spanish moss and I thought it would be perfect for this side of the drawer along with the Beautiful bird cage, in the inside of the cage I cut an image from the paper collection and adhered it to the cage with modge podge, It looks wonderful!! I do hope you guys have enjoyed this project, I had so much fun working on it and I know my friends will love it :)
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