Sunday, 17 August 2014

Shabby French Boutique



Hi everyone welcome back to my happy place :)
 
This weeks DT project for Imagine if is a laser cut MDF art box.
After Jo said art box I knew exactly what I was going to do with it!
 
 
I had seen this idea on pinterest awhile ago and wanted to do my interpretation of a little shop.
 
I got right into it by gluing all the pieces together and painted the edges with a vintage white paint.


Then covered all the sections with a beautiful paper gifted to me by a dear friend that was just perfect for a French shabby look!
 


The little door I cut out using packaging from Imagine if, I stamped some white stayzon ink onto acetate for a window, added a metal embellishment painted in the vintage pink and aged it with some Victorian velvet ink.
 

 
Some of the embellishments I have made are the cameo painted with gesso and placed behind the door for some interest.
 
 
The little thimbles are buttons that I have glued some flowers in and attached to the display pole I made from left overs of the box.
The little bird picture is glued onto a metal embellishment from my stash.
 
 
Little vases made from beads, also the shelves have some crochet trim added for interest.
The little door handle I used a broken piece of a key....perfect!

 
I covered the outside of the box in same paper collection! love the sparkle!
Added a chipboard edge from Imagine if painted in the vintage pink.
 

 
Also used a fence made from Imagine if chipboard to hang bunches of flowers from, mini perfume bottles, Eiffel towers toned down with gesso, little books and a dress form adorn my little French boutique!


 
Sitting on the step inside the door is a tub of flowers.....
 
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed the process 



12 comments:

  1. I love your little shop, It's soooo cute

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  2. Such a clever idea Lilian. It's soooo sweet!

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  3. That is beautiful. Love your little vases and thimbles.

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    1. Hi Glennis thank you for stopping by :)

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  4. gorgeous work, who would have thought it is the same 'raw product' as mine

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    1. isn't that so true...but that's what its all about...everyone is so different and all the possibilities are endless ;)

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  5. Oh you are such a Clever Cookie ♥ Love it....

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Teresa and for your lovely comments ;)

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