Monday, January 3, 2022

Decoupage Suitcase


Hello my friend,

January is traditionally a time for 

getting organized.

My definition of organizing:

Putting things inside other things!

I just love old suitcases.

 They are great for storage.



This off -white train case was given to me by a friend.

It add some issues but the latch worked and the inside was nice.

I thought I could improve the case with decoupage.


I have these vintage photographs of Paris.

I scanned my pictures and saved to my computer.






You can use my photos.

Save or Pin for later



And this page too!




Copy on plain paper and cut apart leaving a 1/4'' white border.

I have these great scissors that make a crinkle edge.



To cover the case, I used Matte Mod Podge and a brush

along with

book pages for the background.


After the background was dry,

I glued down the photos randomly.




I used all 10 photos.

Then I went over the top of all the decoupage areas

with a thin top coat of Mod Podge.

















I tied some ribbon and lace to the handle.


The interior is pink and in good shape. The mirror was intact.


I reattached the ribbon using a 1 1/2'' key ring.

Then I added a single vintage clip-on earring.


I put the case in our guest room for now.



It was a perfect rainy day project.

Thanks for visiting today!

xo Lisa S


Here's another suitcase that I painted

with chalk paint




20 comments:

  1. I think both these cases are cool...! I know they sure are harder to find now. I have some in the basement waiting for a treatment--and I think the old photo idea is great!!! Sandi

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    1. Sandi.
      Thank you so much. I can't wait to see how you do your case.
      It really improved the look. It went from ok to wow.
      xo Lisa S

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  2. Beautiful make over - I love old suitcases!

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  3. Your makeover definitely added to the vintage feel!

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    1. Thank you Michele!
      The papers cover a lot of imperfections. Just enough to look better than it was at the start.
      xo Lisa S

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  4. Wow, it turns out gorgeous! I love vintage looks, and you did a great job.

    Mel

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  5. I like how your suitcase turned out.

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    1. Thank you Julie!
      It's so nice to have you visit. Come by again.
      xo Lisa S

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  6. Love this Lisa! One more thing I need to be on the lookout for. Featuring when my link party opens!

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    1. Carol,
      Another BOTL! Thank you so much! You are so good to me :)
      xo Lisa S

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  7. I have my grandmother's just like this and can't wait to update it too!

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    1. Oh great! They are a nice decorator piece.
      I really hope you do- you'll love it.
      xo Lisa S

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  8. I love the way it turned out! Thanks for sharing on Happiness is Homemade at LifeasaLEOWife.com! I have a new link party open as well, so I'd love to have you share there as well. It's called Crafty Creators & it's open Thursdays thru Mondays. Hope to see you there!
    Niki ~ Life as a LEO Wife

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    1. Thank you Niki!
      I will add your new party link to my blog.
      xo Lisa S

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  9. This is gorgeous Lisa, I especially love the Parisian photos you used. It'll be a feature at Handmade Monday later today :-)

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    1. Thank you Julie!
      You are so sweet and such an encouragement!
      I value your opinion, you are so creative.
      xo Lisa S

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  10. Lisa what a lovely project - I also love storing my stuff in other stuff! CONGRATS for being one of my cherished guests at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy! :-)

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    1. Thank you so much!
      You are a sweet friend and you bless me greatly :)
      Have a wonderful week.
      xo Lisa s

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