November 14 is celebrated as children's day so I thought of making a dressing table box unit for my kids doll house (something I have been promising her for long).
This month the theme for the unstampabelles challenges is - Box it up - with the twist being create a tutorial for others on your blog on how the box was made; you could have a link and show progress photos and tips as an alternative . The challenge is sponsored by:
Well, this time I interpreted the theme box it up differently. I thought out of the box quite literally!!! I decided to use boxes to create a miniature box unit dressing table, for a doll house.
So I gathered a couple of match boxes and cardboard. I measured an area (in my kids doll house) where I wanted to place this and cut out the cardboard as below.
Since I wanted to work on a grungy look, I tattered the cardboard as you can see and then folded it to my dimension. Remember the side flaps have to equate to the height of the table. Further, I used the natural corrugated portion of the cardboard to form the rims of the table.
For the drawers I stacked the 3 boxes on top of each other.
I covered the whole box unit with a crumpled masking tape to create an uneven texture. Yes I know it looks ugly at this stage.
There on I have done the following to get to the next stage:
- Coated the masking tape with black gesso.
- Next rubbed silver embossing powder onto the black with a sponge. At this stage naturally the protruding portion gets colored.
- I cut out an oval shape of thick paper and coated it with foil for making a mirror.
- Since I did not have a mirror border chipboard of this size, i decided to go with a cut out from a piece of lace.
- After having picked the lace you want to use, cut it to dimension and dip it in glue, such that it hardens when dry and become stiff.
- Post this I dabbed it again with black gesso.
- The small beads paired very well with color combo and used that for my drawers and mirror.
This is a fully operational dressing table, with usable drawers (for the doll!).
hope you like my piece of furniture, all boxed up....
Am linking this to:
Imaginationsonline challenge 5 : Out of the box