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Thursday, July 29, 2010

I'm Takin' My Altered Suitcase to the Party!

I decided to come to the Altered Art Party hosted by the French Cupboard and I'm bringing along my altered suitcase.
I started out with a vintage suitcase that had good bones, but was stained and worn.

I ripped out all the lining and saved the pockets for future projects. Then scraped out all the "gunk" for a smooth surface.


Then proceeded to decoupage the sides and...



the inside too!




Now it's ready to display your favorite collection or vignette!!

Put something sweet on the inside!




Or lay a special arrangement of something you love on the top!











A makeover of a vintage piece that's very versatile and has a second chance at life!!






I don't consider myself an artist, but I really enjoy fun projects like this!

I'm anxious to go check out all the other projects at the party...


Thanks for stopping by...Julie

14 comments:

  1. Charming project, Julie! So great looking and a useful piece, too!

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  2. it looks great! i like the way the edges of the paper show the age and may just have to try the same in an old trunk we just found at a garage sale.

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  3. Very nice. Lots of possibile uses there.

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  4. Very pretty! Hmmm...I think I am going to get out those old suitcases in storage!

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  5. Beautiful altered suitcase. You took an old unused piece and created a wonderful vintage showcase for your collections.
    I have a similar piece that needs to be redone. I love the idea of using the old music pages.
    Jane

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  6. I love the vignette you created with all your vintage treasures! The sheet music was the perfect touch!!!

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  7. Don't take it to the airport with you on your next trip. Someone may offer to buy it from you for $5000.00! Beautiful and glad she gets a second change. Happy AA party and have a great weekend. ~ Lynn

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  8. I love this idea of altering an old suitcase. Looks great and gives me some ideas....

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  9. Hi Julie,
    It's wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing that great idea!
    Also enjoyed the last post with your white in each room.
    Deb :)

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  10. Julie, your suitcase turned out so great! Great idea!

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  11. Oh, I Love this Sweet Suitcase, Now I am rethinking, the suitcase I am selling..... Oh No, What to Do.... Thanks for Sharing this Adorable Altered Treasure~

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  12. You are definitely an artist!! I think I want to give one of my suitcases a makeover now. What a great backdrop for photos! Thanks for sharing your "alteration" with us.

    Blessings... Polly

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  13. Gosh, I love old suitcases and have many. I think you did a great job and I may just have to try to do this. Thanks for the post!

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