I dug out a couple of suitcases from my stash. I have a lot of them that I have bought or acquired for restyling, but some of them have become storage for other craft supplies. I’m slowly trying to change that.
This pair was pretty grubby, and I hated the color.
The insides were just gross. I love shabby chic, but this is ridiculous! Yuck!
Ewww!!! Do you see the top right corner. I grabbed that and peeled. I did that with each case.
Much better. Finally a surface I can work with.
I decoupaged full pages of old sheet music. No measuring. I just slapped it in. Now that is a shabby chic surface I can live with.
I painted the outside of the cases a creamy butter color, sanded, dry brushed white over that, stenciled and stamped, then sanded some more.
Now the cases are not only great for storage, but they would make a great decorative addition to a room’s decor.
Wouldn’t they be cute filled with guest necessities in a bedroom or bathroom? How about filling them with grandma’s vintage linens? Pictures and scrapbook supplies? Dress-up clothes?