The event in this case being a wedding.
So I found a week before the wedding this night stand in the trash and saved it.
I painted it and decoupaged the initial letters of the couple and b/w floral and zoological motifs (because they had met at university studying Biology), which I had „goldwashed“ a bit beforehand to make them look antique. On top I used an enlarged motif from a Dover book, which I also used for a matching tray. To the motif I added with Corel Draw their names and family name and on the tray the date of wedding ( blurred here). The tray also got some gold flakes and I had copied the motif onto overhead foil and gilded it underneath.
Inside the little cabinet I used the wrapping paper which I also used for wrapping the actual present. Luckily the present fitted perfectly.
All in all a bit heavy on the kitsch side, but then it was a wedding
The wedding furniture was quite a success and got a lot of laughs. Mission accomplished.