I covered each of the chipboard spools in a vintage style paper, distressed the edges, and used a Paris Stamp from my stash to make them look more authentically Parisian. I went around the edges with my Prima chalk edger to complete the look.
Here is a close up of the Filigree Frame, which I used to mimic a label on the front of the box. I painted the frame with Silks Acrylic Glaze in Nutmeg, then I used some Guilders Paste in African Bronze and Copper on the filigree part, to make it stand out. I painted the center of the frame with some Twinkling H2o's and more of the Nutmeg coloured glaze, then heat embossed a script style stamp in old gold. The wooden letters spell out LACE which I embossed with some Shabby White embossing powder, and are also from my stash.
On each side of the box I used the new Tulip Scroll Corner pieces. I heat embossed them with Vintage Silver and then again used my Guilders paste in the bronze and copper to give them a totally aged metal look. I used some antique lace around the top of the box for a finished look.
I added some Tim Holtz feet on the bottom. I love the effect they give, it really ages the whole piece. I used the same treatment on the metal feet with the Guilders Paste as I did the other items on the box to tie them all in. I used some vintage appliques on either side of the Filigree Frame and some large bronze metal corners for a finishing touch.
Here are the lovely chipboard spools you get with your Trim box, adorned with some of my most special laces and trims.
...and a few more...I love these!
I really had a lot of fun with this project, so much so, that I want to order another few of these to store my laces in! Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Gina's Designs Items Used
Other items used
All laces and trims are vintage from my stash
Letters, and appliques from my stash
Paper is DCWV The Timeless Type Stack
Tim Holtz Feet
Guilders Paste in African Bronze and Copper
Silks Acrylic Glaze - Nutmeg
Stampendous Aged Silver, Shabby White and Aged Gold Embossing Powder
Metal Bronze Corners from ButterBeeScraps on Zibbet
Twinkling H2o's Café Latte
Prima Chalk Edger - Rusty Bucket