Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Ugly Suitcase Reno!

So I've had these ugly suitcases for so long I don't even remember where or when I got them. My intention was always to do something with them...and I finally did.

This is them now after being painted and more to my liking color wise. I used chalk paint to cover the suitcases in the red. I had never use chalk paint before and I'm not sure I would use it again. I guess it would depend on the project. It just seemed like it took a long time to dry in between coats and I didn't like the flat finish. I ended up putting clear acrylic satin polyurethane over the chalk paint. I modge podged the scrapbooking floral decorations that I found at a dollar store.


I attached deck post toppers to the bottom to use as legs. Quite a good deal at three dollars each! 

I used drawer knobs for the suitcase at the top. If you can notice in the first picture the one suitcase was not level so these drawer knobs make it level when they are stacked on top of each other. This way they both still open and I can store items in them.

And the top is level so that if I want to put something on top of it I can.

I feel like I had a pretty productive summer and completed several projects that I had been meaning to do for years. In the future I will post another project I completed. For me personally I really take pride in the fact that I usually finish everything I say I'm going to do. It might take me several years but eventually it will get done. I like the feeling of personal satisfaction that ok I finished that. I'm not sure why I am like that, but I am just driven to do these projects that I create for myself. I have a hard time sitting and doing nothing. Not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing but at least I'm getting some things done. I guess my sitting still time is my cuddle time with my critters! 

Hope you are enjoying your fall!

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