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Today I’m back sharing what I did with the other vintage suitcase I scored on my last thrifting trip:
They were both a steal at $4 each. You can see what I did with the first suitcase HERE. I’ve included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I love.
This one took a different direction…
I decided to keep it pretty simple…
Sometimes simple is good, right?
This is so that when I sand a little here and there after painting, black will show through instead of the green.
I used my favorite white, Bit of Sugar by Behr made into DIY chalk paint (Recipe HERE) for the base. For the stripes I used Sunken Pool and an oops paint I recently found that is an exact match for Loft Space, both by Behr and made into DIY chalk paint.
I used FrogTape to add the stripes:
I just love this combination of colors!
My favorite though might be the inside:
I’ve used this fabric before to line drawers and decided it was a great fit for this pretty little number as well. I found it at Hobby Lobby.
Want to see how I did it? I decided to take pictures as I went this time instead of sending y’all to an old post. See how much I love you?
The first photo in this set of course is the before:
1. The first step is to remove the old lining. It is usually pretty easy, especially when compared to the insides of those dang flatware boxes! It might be hard to tell with these small photos, but the inside is actually cardboard. Can you believe that? How did this survive actual airline travel??
2. I decided to line the top and bottom with a layer of batting since my fabric is very light and I did not want to paint the insides. I hot glued it in place across the bottom and all around the bottom edge where the sides and bottom meet. This is NOT a required step.
3. Cut your fabric just a tiny bit larger than the bottom and hot glue that in place as well all around the bottom edge where the sides and bottom meet. I have this hot glue gun. It’s cordless and it’s awesome.
4. Cut fabric for the sides. I used my rotary cutter and straight edge set to cut fabric strips to line the sides. I cut them about an inch wider than the sides.
5. Fold the fabric strips on the top and bottom to fit the sides and iron in place.
6. Hot glue the ironed strips to the sides. There is usually a lip all around the top edge of the suitcase. Start attaching the fabric there, then hot glue it also at the bottom edge where the sides and bottom meet, I like to work in 6-8″ sections at a time.
And that’s it! I do recommend a darker fabric as it hides any imperfections.
I sealed the outside with Annie Sloan’s Clear Soft Wax and that was that.
I probably wouldn’t use this for travel, but it could hold so many different things.
I hope y’all enjoyed this pretty makeover today!
There isn’t much left here to make over…
If there’s any you missed, you can catch up here:
And if you liked this makeover, you’ll love what I did with this dresser:
See what I did with it HERE!
I’m going thrifting with my blogging bestie, Nancy from Artsy Chicks Rule today and I’m sure I’ll find a few new things! We might even try to do a FaceBook LIVE while we’re out! (UPDATE: We did it! See our FB LIVE on my FB page HERE!)
I’ll be back on Tuesday sharing what I did with this picture:
Have an awesome weekend!
UPDATE: Check out what I made out of this frame HERE now!
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