Hello, dear friends! I’m back to my haul with a simple but sweet travel case makeover! I believe this is actually a vintage hair dryer case, but we’re going with travel case since there is no longer a hair dryer.
I picked this case up for $5 while thrifting with my niece when she was visiting this summer:
Because this case has a zipper with blue fabric on either side…I tried to tape it off so as not to get paint on the zipper…
That didn’t work out so well so I ended up painting the entire outside, zipper and all, in this gorgeous Savannah Mist:
It is a soft gray blue color that I just love! It covered pretty well in one coat, but I gave it two.
As soon as the paint was dry enough to touch, I opened and closed the zipper several times so most of the paint would flake away, and the zipper still works great!
(Thank goodness, because I wasn’t sure that would work out so well.)
Chalk paint has a texture to it, so you’ll want to lightly smooth it out for a buttery soft finish.
Embellishing with Transfers
Next, I pulled out a couple of transfers to embellish the front. I used some pieces I had left from the White Magnolia transfer:
And also some pieces I had left from the Somewhere in France transfer:
I love to mix that one with florals.
Seal with wax
To seal vinyl, I like to use Best Dang Wax.
I had my French Tip Brush out from another makeover, so I used that to apply the wax (you could also use a cloth):
Then I used a clean, soft cloth to buff in the wax and remove any excess…
And this simple makeover was complete!
Here is how this cutie turned out!
This would be so cute for toiletries, but I don’t think I would use it for travel. Maybe to hold crochet supplies or sewing notions?
Or it could just sit there looking pretty!
Here’s a closer look at the zipper…
I promise it functions perfectly!
And here is the other side…I did it similar but different:
The interior was in perfect condition, so I didn’t mess with it all…
I kept the silver parts silver:
It was easy enough to scrape away any paint that got on those parts. I think I still have a bit on there.
And that is one very simple
vintage hair dryer travel case makeover!
And one more done!
See anything you may have missed or revisit your favorites below:
Painting the Smalls #24 (Six mini makeovers!)
I’ll be back on Thursday with these two mirrors plus one more:
UPDATE: See these three mirror makeovers HERE now!
I’ll see ya then!
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