This is what I played with today. I needed a box to store DVD's. So I had an old photo box stored away. It had roosters on it,but the design on the box was ugly even if it had roosters. So this is how I did a re -do on the rooster box. I just love the soft shabby chic look. My living room is traditional, but I added soft touches to soften the dark of the cherry wood. I hope you enjoy looking at these photos. Please leave comments and let me know what you think. Too soft for the entertainment center?
I placed the box on top of the entertainment center. Its centered between to delicate floral plates. I think it adds a little femininity to the dark masculine wood.
This is what the top of the box looks like. The lace circle, I have had on hand for a long time. It had the ugliest plastic roses attached to the center. Well, of course they had to go. I replaced it with some of the roses I used to make my flower arrangement in my last post. I got these roses at the dollar tree, and they have like sugary dew drops. They are so pretty for something that came from a dollar store.
The center rose is one I had in my stash. It has just enough pink to match the scrap book paper I used to cover the top of the box. The lace thingies, I took off a wedding bouquet. I bought the bouquet at a yard sale and of course took it apart. I use the separate pieces in other projects as well.
I glued ecru lace all around the box. I then had an ecru doily so I cut it in half. I glued the doily to the box,just up to where the rim of the box top. On the doily, I glued two roses and two lace thingies. I think the lace at the bottom of the doily is just so pretty.
I put a little cream organza bow on each end of the box. In the center of the bow I placed a cream fabric rose and put a pearl in the center of the rose.This is to hide the ugly handles of the box.
This is the back side of the box. I used the other half of the doily. Put another two roses and the lace thingies. I think it ties is all together nicely.
I am using this box to store my DVD's. I don't think anyone would ever guess that this box stored black plastic ugly...........LOL