December 27, 2011

Vintage Paper Covered Suitcase and Shelf

I had such a great Christmas. What a whirlwind of fun!
My last project before Christmas was to transform this train case screaming"Make me over"


This time I got my "paper" from Crafty Secrets an online craft store carrying vintage paper and art stamps.  They Sent me a CD to tryout filled with vintage patterns and extras.

You can use the graphics on the CD just as they are or you can put them in photoshop, alter the colors, and layer on extras, like I did with the rose...Complete with great instructions!


The color of this suitcase was in the ball park of the paper I choose

I simply printed the vintage pattern onto regular copy paper


Then Mod Podged it onto the suitcase.  One little tip is to brush the Mod Podge onto the suitcase and then lay the paper on top, if you get to heavy applying the Mod Podge, it may make the ink run...Bummer!


I finished the suitcase off by hot glueing (After trying many glues, hot glue was the only thing that did not bleed through and discolor the ribbon) ribbon over the seams and giving it a spray of Walnut ink for a little age.

I also used printed vintage paper from the CD on this cute little shelf





Both are headed to my booth at Orange Tree.  We are in season at the antique mall between snowbirds and tourist, I'm having a crazy time trying to keep my booth stocked, and loving every minute of it!!


Happy Creating!


You won't want to miss my post on Thursday.  I'm going to reveal my meanest comment (Hysterical) of 2011!

Carol
linking with 
Ruby Jean
Ivy and Elephants

40 comments:

Gina said...

The train case is lovely! I love the paper that you chose to cover it with. That little shelf is adorable too. Another job well done!

laurie said...

I can well imagine you would have a difficult time keeping your booth stocked, your work is beautiful!

stefanie said...

soooo sweet!

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Beautiful! The paper looks like wallpaper. It's a really pretty idea. If I lived in Florida I would be visiting your booth all the time.

Dee

Kathy said...

I love, love, love the sweet shelf. What a find, and the added "love", makes it a treasure.

Melodee said...

so cute! going to check out crafty secrets right now:)

HeartVintageDesign said...

I love the train case!

Susan said...

Your suitcase and shelf are both so very pretty!! I am going to try to do more things like this to sell at our Flea Market here!

Kasia said...

Beautifully done! I love what you did with these two pieces!

Hugs,

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Oh cute! I've got a suitcase that needs a make over...this is going on the list of considerations!

thanks for the idea...Pat

camp and cottage living said...

Carol
I'm marking my calender right now for Thursday!!
Your CD is just full of lovely stuff. The shelf and the suitcase turned out sweet. I love it when I can hardly keep up with sales-it's so exciting. So glad you're enjoying the business.
Happy New Year

Honey at 2805 said...

What a terrific look you gave to this train case. It's just fabulous!

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

Sweet! I must get out my little cases and DO it!!!
Glad you had a great Christmas! It feels like we didn't have it just 2 days ago. It was 50's yesterday and still no snow!
HUM...I don't think I've kept my meanest comment!
I think it was "weird" one about women, not mean.
Have a Happy New Year! We are just staying home! Time to get the house back in order!
Warmly,
deb

Graceful Rose said...

Carol, I so enjoy your projects. Hope you had a great Christmas and that is great about your booth. I will be sure and check back on Thursday as you have my curiosity up now.

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Carol, that train case is another great masterpiece of yours. The paper you chose is very pretty and the ribbon coordinates so well. I appreciate the tips you have learned through trial and error. You probably save folks like me from making big mistakes. Your booths would be a fun place to shop and your prices seem very reasonable for such pretty things. Good luck for future projects and sales.----------Shannon

sissie said...

Hi Carol,
Wow, what a great way to make a boring case look fantastic! Love it.

hugs
Sissie

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Great idea and great job! I tried doing fabric on a suitcase a while back and it was a total FAIL! Ha-ha!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Your meanest comment? I can't imagine! But I'll be back to check! heehee! Love what you're making...I sure would like to be there to shop! Have a happy week! ♥

Nancy said...

It's really pretty...I like the paper you chose.

Hope you had a very Merry Christmas...have a great new year!

Nancy

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

This is super cute. You mean to tell me you are going to post all the comments I have made to you!! Yikes talk about exposure:)

Katie said...

So cute! Thank you for sharing the website "Crafty Secrets." Hope your holidays are going well. XoXo

Ruby Jean said...

Oh I LOVE LOVE LOVE it... :) That shelf is Simply ADORABLE... I believe it should be grouped with my Cabinet that I will be Inheriting... :) they look like they belong together... Can't wait to see your Meanest Comment!!! :)

Createology said...

Another "case" of your magic touch! Both pieces are lovely and greatly enhanced by your transformations. Gentle week to you dear...

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

They're both adorable Carol. Your projects always make me smile.

Rebecca said...

Happy New Year Miss C~ Looking forward to more and more and more posts with your GREAT ideas!

Blessings and love to you. So happy to know your son-shine made it back home safely.

Love to you~Rebecca

Linda said...

That CD looks like a lot of fun, Carol! I can't imagine anyone giving you a mean comment!

Polkadot-pretties said...

what a great transformation :)

That site looks great, off to check it out ...

great inspiration as always

Claire xoxo

Ivy and Elephants said...

What a fabulous transformation! Now all you need to do is plan a trip.We'd love to have you share at"What's It Wednesday". Gorgeous!
Happy New Year!
Hugs,
Patti

Biljana said...

Great makeover, so romantic and cute:-)
Happy New Year! Hugs, Biljana

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Carol, That's right....being down there in warm land you would be at the height of tourist season right now. My booth was super busy early December but slacked off just before Christmas. Hope it's been busy this week. It always amazes me what sells and what doesn't. Hope you have a super great New Year's weekend. xo

Elyse said...

i love this line: I'm having a crazy time trying to keep my booth stocked, and loving every minute of it!!

your projects are always so inventive and pretty! thank you for the lovely comment on my blog. it made me smile :)

i don't want to miss your thursday post!

xo
elyse

kelly said...

Love your makeovers, Carol. Happy New Year. I couldn't imagine you having any mean comments.

Kelly

kristiB said...

Both are way to cute! Again , another beautiful job done by you! Love your work :D

Debby said...

I love the little shelf and the paper you chose sets it off perfectly. I recently stumbled across Crafty Secrets and I had to order immediately! I've not tried printing from a CD yet. Do you have any tips on what weight paper or type of printer work the best? Thanks for the inspiration.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Debby, hope you check back as I have no way to get a hold of you. I use just a regular HP Photosmart premium printer and just regular printing paper, nothing special.

Carol

EllenaElizabeth said...

He he, I still have this beauty case and it is still in use. I bought it just over 20yrs ago now. It's been all over Austalia with me. I just love it. I also love what you have done with yours. Love your gun holder conversion too. I did not know what the depends bit meant til I read the end of you post. I don't think we have those in Aus....LOL

Stampin D Amour said...

Carol - this turned out so fabulous! I just saw it posted on the CS Blog! The paper looks fantastic on the little shelf! xo

-pamela :)

Three Generations said...

I like the shadow box..very pretty!

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

I'm lovin' it!! I especially love the paper you used in the cabinet :)
I've not heard of Creative Secret. I'm going to check it out. And you are so blessed to be able to try out these products.

hopeandjoyhome said...

I have found if you lightly spray those "bleedy" inked papers with clear Krylon (one or 2 light but complete mistings) that they don't bleed when topped with Mod-Podge.No promises but it may work for you too! Julia