Two little lost suitcases got a bit of tlc .........
On a recent treasure hunting afternoon, I spotted these two rather shabby cream 1950's suitcases looking rather sorry for themselves.
I fell in love with their shape and thought, 'can I upcycle them in some way'?
So after a little deliberation, I bought them home with me!
After a good scrub they came up a bit better .....
But I felt they needed a bit more improvement so
I gave them a couple of coats of emulsion. I used the colour called
James White from Farrow and Ball
and then gave them a buff up with some clear wax which made the paint shine.
On another treasure hunting afternoon, I found this vintage floral wallpaper for 50p and thought it would be great for covering my vintage suitcases with, so ..........
I covered the two suitcases, front and back, with this pretty floral wallpaper. I stuck it on with wall paper paste as I seemed to have run out of pva. It worked a treat and the wallpaper was really easy to apply.
Then I thought they needed something extra!
So I rummaged through my collection of doilies and found these suitable subjects.
I stuck them on with fabric glue which dries clear.
Here are the beauties in the restored and upcycled glory.
The whole project must have cost me under £5.00 which I love as my pocket money is in limited supply right now!
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