Monday, August 15, 2011

My Upcycled Vintage Suitcase

A couple of months ago I found a suitcase for $5.99 and wanted to upcycle it. {Upcycling is the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or a higher environmental value.} I used mod podge to cover the front and back sides of the suitcase and then I painted a varnish on top of that to seal everything. I added some ribbon and a suitcase tag that I got at Michael's for 60 cents. Overall, this project cost me around $15. A pretty cute suitcase huh?

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Vintage 1960's Floral Suitcase

A few months ago I was shopping in a local thrift store and found an awesome vintage suitcase. I think it's awesome at least! As soon as I saw it I knew I was going to give it to one of my friends for her birthday. She loves the store Anthropologie and this reminded of something she would like. I can't remember the exact price that I paid for this suitcase but it was either $5 or $8. Such a good find and my friend loved it for her birthday!