This is Gigi's story box. I made it for her birthday. It started out as an old barbie box. I really like how it turned out. I was inspired by this, but I made it my own. I painted the wood and added the velvety swatches to the exterior, and then Cami helped me learn how to recover the interior with better paper. I sewed the mattresses and pillow and blanket from scraps I had, and bought the bed & chair in a kit on ebay and put it together and painted it. I cut and painted the Ladder and printed the Princess portrait off the internet and put it in a round "frame". I painted the princess on a wooden doll thing and added a ring of braided yarn for her hair. I think I spent $17 on the whole thing and the most expensive part was the bird cage for $5 (I should have found a coupon). I really wanted a Chandelier, but couldn't find one at a price I liked and was unsuccessful in making one look how I wanted. So, the day before her birthday I found the birdcage in the jewelry section at Micheals.