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Beautiful Large Bureau Storage Box

Hi friends, today I’m sharing this wonderful piece of home decor or handy craft room storage with you.

Beautiful Large Bureau Storage Box


I’ve been wanting something nice and big to hold my paper flowers and will be showing you how you can add extra sections in another video.

I was inspired to make this shape after looking back through some old photos and I saw my own Bureau I used to have, I painted it in Annie Sloane chalk paint and distressed it, it was lovely and now some friends continue enjoying it after I sold when I moved abroad.

The first photo is before and then after, the true colour is the last photo, it looks a little yellow in the middle photo. I finished it with large cut glass door knobs just like in today’s tutorial.


Dovecraft Paper Posies Collection available here OR from Amazon here.

2mm Chipboard available here.


2mm Chipboard measurements

1 piece of 5.1/2 x 8.1/2 chipboard for the front slope

1 piece of 4″ x 8.1/2 chipboard for the top

1 piece of 5.7/8 x 8.1/2 chipboard for the back

1 piece of 8.1/2 x 8.1/2 chipboard for the base

2 pieces of 5.7/8 x 8″ chipboard for sides

1 piece of 3″ x 8″ chipboard for the front

Pattern paper measurements

2 pieces of 12 x 12 paper joined together to cover the front of the front slope, top & back.

1 piece of 8.1/4 x as long as possible, mine was A3 length pink paper to cover the inside of the case and another piece of 8.14 x 6″ to cover the rest.

2 pieces of 9″ x 8″ pattern paper to cover the sides.

2 pieces of 9″ x 8″ paper to cover in insides of the side panels.

1 piece of 10″ x 5″ pattern paper to cover the front.

1 piece of 10″ x 5″ paper to cover the back of the front piece.

1 piece of 10″ x 9″ to cover the base

1 piece of 7.7/8 x 7.7/8ish to line the inside.

1 piece of 8″ x 5.7/8ish to line the back.

1 piece of 8″ x 8″ paper to cover the underneath of the box.

Check out my full tutorial below to see how I made it.

Stayed tuned for the dividers and draws that I will be adding.

Beautiful Large Bureau Storage Box

As always thank you for stopping by today, I hope you like today’s tutorial.

Remember to share anything you make inspired by my tutorials over on our Facebook group Mixed-Up Crafters here.

Happy crafting



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3 thoughts on “Beautiful Large Bureau Storage Box

  1. Gorgeous, gonna try this project today on a blustery/rainy day – what could be better than crafting when the weather is bad outside. Thanks Sam

  2. Hi Sam am fairly new to crafting ,but going to give this project a go think it is absolutely gorgeous and can you tell me where you get those small plastic glue bottles from Thanks Maggie

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