I made this box for Eszter... a storage for her tiny stuff.
The basic is a simple plain wooden storage box with 3 drawers that I bought very cheap at the German Tedi store.
First I painted it white with acrylic paint.
Then I sanded with sandpaper because some parts of the box were very rough.
Here, you can see it before sanding:
And after sanding:
Then I put a thin layer of pink acrylic paint. I used the Marabu Wild Rose colour.
Meanwhile I asked Eszter what pattern she preferred from my paper napkin collection and she chose the little cupcakes. I tried to persuade her of choosing the owls instead but I think she had enough of my owls :-)
I cut out the cake shapes with scissors and I glued them with decoupage glue on the wooden surface.
I made the number by myself with using a plain brown IKEA paper napkin and a Sizzix die (Wanted by Tim Holtz).
Then I sanded the edges and other parts to give a shabby look but just slightly because Eszter looked very nasty at me :-)
You can see the drawer number 1 before sanding, and the drawer number 3 after sanding:
In the end I put a neither too thick and nor too thin layer of Ranger Distress Paint (Clear Rock Candy).
You can see nice tiny crackles on the wood here:
I named the box: NUMBERS OF CUPCAKE