August 25, 2011

Vintage Sheet Music Covered Suitcase


I was lucky enough to find another vintage train case and covered this one with vintage sheet music.



I pulled up Paris Graphics from the Graphics Fairy and printed the graphics onto sheet music by putting sheet music in my printer instead of copy paper



I first tore around the graphics and strategically placed them on the suitcase using Mod Podge.  Then tore the sheet music into small pieces and finished filling in the suitcase.

  
I gave it all a spray of walnut ink to age it


And covered the handle with twine


This was an easy project, but oh  baby was this ever tedious! 




 Just pull up a chair and pop in a movie, because this takes a couple hours to complete, but it's so worth the time.


Happy Creating!
Carol


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53 comments:

Josie said...

I love it Carol! I just found a suitcase JUST like this at a thrift store for $3. I was going to cover it with fabric but I think paper & walnut ink would be so pretty! Where do you find the walnut ink? Thanks for the inspiration. :)

d e l i g h t said...

Fantastic! Awesome! Creative!

Angela said...

It really was worth the time, it looks so pretty and vintage with all the French writing.
Dare I ask if you decorated the inside? :)
Hugs,
Angela.

Gina said...

This looks wonderful Carol! Great idea to print the graphics on sheet music & to cover the handle with twine.

Kathy@ Gone North said...

Oh... Nicely done... I have one similar, & this is what I will do with it..
Thanks for sharing

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Looks like it was worth the effort though!

camp and cottage living said...

Carol
Very cool! You always make your projects look so easy. I bet mine wouldn't turn out that neat.
I do have a really ugly beige carry on that needs something like this!

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

You did such a great job. LOVE IT!!!
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

laurie said...

you never cease to amazeme,, I could no more dothis than fly to the moon but Icome here everyday because I just love looking at what you do! I can paint a pretty picture but do this NO WAY !!!

Cindy@OldTimePickers said...

Carol,
Lovin' this! I have a case that I set aside thinking I'll do something with it someday. This is the little prod I needed. Thanks for sharing!!!

Salzanos said...

I do this sometimes, cover old suitcases. I just made one for my husband to carry my Jewelry to the shows in. So fun! but yes it does take a long time. I really love how yours turned out!!

MARY PERNULA said...

This is so cute! Great idea and well worth the try. Hugs Mary

Suzann said...

Hello Carol,
The train case is beautiful!!!
I visited your shop again about a month ago and loved the yellow prom dress is it still there? I really am looking for a pink one but I keep thinking about the yellow one in your shop.
Hope you are doing well and enjoy your day!!!
Suzann ~xoxo~

Scrap for Joy said...

Wonderful....I'm swooning!
Joyce

hopeandjoyhome said...

Oohhh..I LOVE doing these! I have one in the works right now that I am using vintage maps on! Great job!

Ruffles and Relics said...

very nicely done.. love the handle..
have a great day!!

rosechicfriends said...

Hi Carol,
Thanks for your sweet visit!
That traincase is darlimg....i usually paint them..but i
am loving how that looks and since i have some 100 yr old sheet music..i may try this...also was wondring what others used to give it that vintage patena..thanks for sharing that spray..gonna go look it up.
Be blessed,
Lorena

sissie said...

Hi Carol,
Another amazing looking piece of vintage luggage you've created. Love it!!!

Since you asked, we live in Ocean Isle Beach, NC
three miles from the beach. We are bracing for Irene.

hugs

Sissie

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

That is a great idea, Carol. You ALWAYS come up with the most creative things. Good job! Shannon

Ido said...

That is gorgeous! I would love to carry my cosmetics in that case!
XXX Ido

laxsupermom said...

Beautiful! Love the idea of printing out grapics on sheet music! Thanks for sharing.

Laurie Brown said...

Hah! A way to deal with those handles! I've a couple of train cases (didn't realize that's what they were called; good to know) and plan to cover them but hadn't figured out how to deal with those battered handles.

Scarlett said...

Fabulous!! Love it Scarlett x

Ruby Jean said...

Oh isn't this just so Elegant and not to mention FUN!! I can just see Catching the 12 o'clock train with this beauty in hand while on my way to the Music Hall to take in a Concert....HHHMMM!! that sounds like a Fabulous idea...Doesn't it...So I am thinking I might just have to borrow this one Auntie Carol...Of course your more than welcome to come with me... : ) I'll by the Coffee of course...

K @ Aurora Blythe said...

Love this! I have a train case, but it smells very musty inside. I tried baking soda. Didn't work. Do you have any suggestions?

HeartVintageDesign said...

Great idea!

LuLu Kellogg said...

Ohhhhhhhhh Carol...I have train case envy! Great job!!

LuLu~*xoxo

Kasia said...

How cool is that!? I love the walnut ink idea! It is so very beautiful!

Hugs,

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜@ Debbiedoos blogging and blabbing said...

I love your little travel case Carol. I have to be on the look out for one...I just thought of an idea...and NOPE you can't have it yet:)

lynn said...

i just love this, --and your whole blog-tfs!

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Hi Carol,
I tired to leave a comment a bit ago..so I'm here again..computer issues!!
The train case looks awesome! You are the craft Queen :)
No cheese curds...they didn't look good today..
Hope the unpacking goes well...
Warmly,
deb :)

White Whimsy said...

This is too stinking cute! What a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

Debbie said...

I have a *thing* about sheet music. I just love it for some reason. I think this looks great, and I love the twine around the handle.

SueBee said...

OMGoodness Carol!! I can see it's worth it.
When they put you in Where Women Create I will be there to say you are my friend...you amaze me.
Lunch next week?

BECKY said...

Hi Carol! The hangers and the train cases are fabulous! I especially love the train case. I have two...one has been passed down and the other a bargain...may get brave and give this a go!!

Thanks once again for sharing!
Hugs,
Becky

Jane said...

It looks beautiful. I love the addition of the graphics on the sheet music and the twine handle is perfect!
Jane

Lina - Fancy Frugal Life said...

Great result for all that hard work Carol! I love mod podge + graphics fairy!
Lina

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Carol!! I LOVE this idea!! Looks great and I would rather do something like this then pain it!!

Hugs,
Debbie

A Cottage Muse said...

What a great idea...love the little touches you added!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Looks great, Carol! You are sooo talented!!!

A Shabby Moment in Time said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and becoming a follower! I'm so happy, since I now get to see your blog as well. It's lovely and that train case embellished with sheet music is scrumptious! Looking forward to scrolling through your posts and getting to know you.
Blessings & Hugs,
Karen

Elyse said...

hi carol!

another lovely project! very cool but i can imagine that like you said, a bit tedious but so worth it. love the idea of running the music through the printer. genius!

happy weekend

xo
elyse

Nancy said...

Hi Carol~

I just Love the Look! I think that would look so nice sitting on a Bookshelf or by the Hearth of a Fireplace. Thanks for sharing another Special Carol Craft!!

Huggs, Nancy

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

This project truly makes me smile. I like the twine-covered handle. How cute!!!

Barbara Jean said...

love it!!

blessings
barbara jean

Michelle said...

What did you use to adhere the sheet music? Modge Podge perhaps?? It's absolutely gorgeous!!

firstnightdesign said...

Fabulous!

Tina Eudora said...

Beautiful as always Carol!
Tina xo

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

This is stunning! I love it..and I want one just like it!

ciao bella

Creative Carmelina

Liz said...

I have done this to several projects and love the effect. Thanks for the inspiration - I love coming to your site and seeing what you do. I wish the suitcases in my little town were $3 - I'm still trying to find one so I can do one like yours!
Liz

kristiB said...

carol, I am going to wrap this around my (you know what) handles and spray them to match. You're a genius!!!

Annabella Merlin said...

This suitcase is adorable! Vintage designs are classic!

Deanna said...

Love it! Great job and thanks for sharing about using walnut ink to age, great idea!

Deanna@DeelitefulCreations