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 


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

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

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

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

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

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

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