Monday, November 12, 2012

Vintage Christmas Suitcase Roadside Rescue


Good Monday Morning My Beauties!
It was a busy weekend, as is usually the case around here,
but I was able to get one project done.

Since I don't do too much decorating for Thanksgiving (I kind of pop out any halloween decor
I had up and add more harvest type decor to it) I have been trying
to work on some Christmas Crafts.
I went over to the Graphics Fairy
and printed off some of her gorgeous Vintage Christmas Images.

I then went out to my garage and grabbed this old suitcase that I had gotten for free on
a Roadside rescue where I also had picked up my
Humpty Dumpty Rescue Desk 

I glued the graphics down to the top of the suitcase.

I then took a Christmas stencil I had and used a little trick I love. I sprayed Gold spray paint into a cap and used that as the paint for the stencil. When it was all dry I sprayed the whole top with Spray Poly to protect it.

This is what I ended up with.
A cute little vintage suitcase that can be used to store Christmas cards or other trinkets.
I hope you enjoyed this quick fun little tutorial.
I will try to get up another furniture post this week too. I finished a dresser and two night stand set
but the weather has not been cooperating for pictures. Hopefully
I will get some acceptable shots for you to see.
Until then, have a BEAUTIFUL day.
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4 comments:

Laura @ Our Prairie Home said...

GENIUS! Love it! Makes me regret all those suitcases I've seen and passed on at the thrift! Love it, girl!

Roisin said...

I never have gotten itno the vintage suitcase craze, but you may have changed that for me. I really like what you did with that suitcase--so cute and Christmasy!

Good Time Charlie said...

What a really cute idea!! You are the creative genius with your out of the box ideas!

Cecilia Bramhall said...

Wow, that looks great! Love your idea for using the gold spray paint!