Monday, May 24, 2010

paint makes a big difference

I love garage sales...you can find just about anything. A few weeks ago I came across an old blue Samsonite suitcase. (this yellow one is just like it that I found last weekend) It was cruddy, just like the yellow one and decided to try to paint it and make it pretty again. I forgot to take a picture of the blue before I painted, hence the yellow mustard colored picture.
With a little paint this is what I came up with. I LOVE it. First I taped up all the metal parts, primed it, painted it, screen printed the chandelier then finished it off with a can of clear sealer. I love spray paint don't you?
I also added some ribbon around the whole thing where the grooves are...there was some ugly looking plastic in there that was falling out.
I really like how this turned out. Reagan is ready to go on vacation. I have to still gut it and figure out how to clean that all up but so far so good.

(The mustard yellow one will be redone for my sister in a navy blue with silver stars..pictures when I get that one all done)



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28 comments:

Jill said...

Wow. I love the colors you chose! Nice job. I'm now sad that we got rid of all our hard suit cases!

Larissa said...

Saw this from your link up with the girl creative. WAY cute. Good Job.

Theresa said...

This is a fantastic idea - I have a bunch of old suitcases that need some TLC!

Pink and Polka Dot said...

wow! you have an eye for potential beauty! great job!

CBelle said...

That is absolutely adorable! I want one!

Jess

http://www.ourlifeinhisgrace.tumblr.com

Jennifer said...

That is seriously too cute!

Randi said...

That's a really fun update!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Oh my word! This is a great project!!! :) Love the colors you chose and the cute accents. Trés cute. I'm visiting from The CSI Project. :)

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Love it!!! I have one that I am wanting to redo! So glad you shared yours and it turned out fabulous!

Kimbo West @ a girl and a glue gun said...

i love the hot pink! so cute! I think it turned out so adorable. I would love to take that cute thing in the airport when I travel! I bet you would get so many compliments!

Julie said...

VERY cute! love it!

sharon said...

super cute!

Kim @ seven thirty three said...

Great Transformation!

Thanks for linking up with Sugar & Spice.

HuNnY aNd PoPpA LeWiS said...

Such a cute and creative idea. Love the colors. I have a couple of these that are an ugly beige, but not for long...

One Cheap B*tch said...

Oh my gosh, could that be any cuter?! I love it...for ME! I would so happily tote that suitcase around! =) Nicely done!

Jeanine

KJ said...

So much nicer than a Heys. This would also make a perfect suit case for dress up clothes, barbies, etc. Love it.

Ozona said...

LOL For once my procrastination pays off! Earlier this week I saw a blue one in my garage & in my mind, it was on the trash list for when I clean out the garage. Not any more!!!

brandi said...

i love it! how did you do the picture? cricut?

brandi@blakadomesticgoddess.blogspot.com

Joselyn said...

I have a few small vintage suitcases. Although they are in good condition, I might try painting them. Thanks for the inspiration!

Kaysi said...

Super cute! I just saw a suitcase at a yard sale and thought I could do something with it, if I would have seen this post first I probably would have gotten it. Too cute!

Leslie said...

Get out! How freaking adorable is that? I am loving it and I need some garage sells right now so I can find me one! Thanks for linking to Hoo's got talent!

CraftyMummy said...

Popped over from Hoo's got Talent..

LOVE the new colour and the cute edging!

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

That suitcase is adorable! I love the colors you used. And the chandelier - I couldn't be cuter!

Thanks so much for linking up to the CSI Project! We really appreciate it. I hope you will come back next week for our Hardware Store challenge!

XOXO
Jen

KatrinkaJane said...

How'd you screenprint on it? The only screenprinting experience I have is from high school, when we did t-shirts with actual screen and emulsifier. :) GORGEOUS!

BudgetBlonde said...

Wow! I just found your blog and I completely love it! I love the zebra website, I love the pink suitcase, I love it all!!! (I just did a post about zebra rugs earlier in the week!)

@maisondecor said...

that is the cutest suitcase! how creative you are, I love the colors..I'd like a complete set! Do you take orders?

★All Thingz Related★ said...

OMG! Perfect for a princess! Thanks for sharing at Anything Related last week! ~Bridgette

{northern cottage} said...

this is beyond fabulous....could you share with us how you screen printed the chandy? Seriously GORGEOUS!

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