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)