I decorated this small wooden storage box to stash away some of my vintage millinery flowers and trims that I use most often. I purchased the box from IKEA, un-assembled. After fitting and hammering together all fifty pieces (seriously 50 pieces), my box was ready to be embellished. I added some vintage rhinestone findings, a graphic of an old Paris address, and numbered the drawers.
Here's my before picture after I completed the assembly process. Thank you IKEA for including such wonderful directions - all pictures and no words - couldn't have been easier.
I lined each drawer with a copy of one of my favorite French scripts.
I found these beautiful vintage ivory leaves when we were in NYC last summer, at Tinsel Trading. One or two seem to find their way into many of my projects.
I love that the drawers can be removed completely so I can place them where I want when I'm creating and select just the perfect embellishment. Although I have to admit, sometimes it's difficult to part with my little vintage treasures.