Have you seen all the cute things that people are doing with old suitcases? Well I found a really cute little vintage Vagabond suitcase that I could upcycle at an antique store and I just knew it would make a cute little side table and could hold some cherished memories.
Vintage Suitcase Upcycle
It was in rough shape, but I had a vision for it. First I had to glue the bottom back together. So using tacky glue, which I love, I glued the bottom edges and let it dry over night.
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Next I had to decide what I wanted to cover the suite case with and settled on some really cut summertime paper I had. “You are my Sunshine” is a song I sing to my Grand Kids!
I used Modge Podge and a brush to apply it to the inside of the suitcase to adhere the paper to. The paper is two sided so makes for a very complimentary color scheme.
Then I laid the paper in and cut to fit.
Next I painted the outside and around the suitcase. Used Modge Podge to adhere polka dot ribbon and cut outs from the paper.
Then I decided how I wanted to lay out the cutouts on the top. Once I had the placement the way I wanted it, I used Modge Podge and glued them down.
I had found some finials at the same antique store and had my hubby cut off the dowels and screw them to a board cut to fit the bottom of the suitcase to make it sturdy.
I then glued the suitcase to the board with tacky glue. I added a tulle bow. I was really pleased with the results!
What do you think of the final Results?
If you like to upcycle, check out these old vintage upcycled bottless!
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