Monday, May 21, 2012

Vintage suitcase

So once again I've forgotten to take a before picture.  This vintage suitcase was really in need of some love.  It was black vinyl but much of the vinyl was coming loose and it had been used to haul around books, so it's sides were coming unglued in several places.  After doing quite a bit of repair work, I taped off all the buckles and the handle and then painted it with Annie Sloans pure white chalk paint.  Afterwards I distressed it a little to give it an aged appearance.

Now the fun part; I went to the graphics fairy. website and selected several images of lovely ladies.  I printed them onto waterside transfers and using the manufacturers instructions, randomly applied them to the case, sort of travel sticker style.  I also used the word Beauties taken from a music sheet and a few other small graphics all also found at the graphics fairy.  Several clear coats and voila'!

So pretty......what do you think?

This will be heading to my booth at the 2012 Vintage Chicks Sale held June 8th and 9th.  If you're local to Calgary make sure to come by.


  1. Maravillosos trabajos.

  2. Lovely pieces at The Vintage Chicks Sale. My friend and I attended and I'm posting about it tomorrow!