Vintage book boudoir

Welcome back everyone!  I've got a really special treat today for you, courtesy of A Vintage Girl!  I've used various chipboard elements from the shop, as well as some glorious fabric/ textiles that Candy sent me, to create a vintage book boudoir!

The front of this paper maché book box is covered with paper from Prima, then embellished with textile odds and ends as well as a fabulous jewelry piece. The dress form is from the Printer's Tray Trinket Set. I covered the top half with a vintage encyclopedia scrap; the bottom is embossed. 

The spine is covered with pieces of paper bag, then I used Deco Art Metallic Lustre Wax along with a couple Art Alchemy waxes on the raised bands. The back is covered with Prima paper and distressed. I waxed around all the edges for a gilded look. 

And now for the best part - the inside!

The left side is covered with Finnabair tissue paper. I embossed the pince-nez glasses (from the Trinket Set) and added a sentiment. The edges were waxed.

The closet side is covered with thick fabric and scrap Prima paper. I added a flower and some buttons on the floor. The main attraction is the wardrobe! A dress, coat, and top from the Vintage Dress Up Chipboard Set! They're covered in fabric and textiles and the hangers are embossed - so stylish! 

The outside edge of the box is waxed and distressed.

Such a fun project and you can get lost in creating clothing and playing dress up! This is just a small sample of what's available at A Vintage Girl! If you like vintage, steampunk, stickers, and canvas, you will fall in love - I guarantee it! 


  1. This book box project is fabulous Cathy x Love the front cover design then the great Finnabair tissue paper and what a clever idea to add those glasses x love the clothes designs too x Great to have you on board with us again for Astrids Tissue Paper Challenge at A Vintage Journey blog
    Best wishes
    Annie x

  2. Wow, what an amazing make! You created so many beautiful details and I enjoyed reading along to see how you made it too 😀. The tissue paper elements are fabulous and melted into the design beautifully - I love it! Thanks so much for joining us at A Vintage Journey! Creative wishes! Jo x


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