Monday, July 28, 2014

Altered Metal Suitcase: Mixed Media & Shabby

The other day I stumbled into my new favorite second hand store. The ReStore is run by Habitat for Humanity and has all kinds of fun stuff. My favorite side is the used hardware & tool part. I found this lovely metal suitcase there and snatched it up! It was an easy purchase for $4! Since I was wandering through with the kids, I didn't do a deep dive for anything else, but plenty caught my eye!

Here is it before white spray paint!

Of course this prompted me to take a second trip to find the local scrapbooking store. The Crafting Cottage has moved about eight times since they opened, but I found them! They had this great Painterly Paper by Fancy Pants that caught my eye!

I had to shabby it up further of course with gold paint, lots of extra washi, brown StazOn, and some flowers.

I am pretty sure I am going to line the inside with map paper, but I am still thinking on it. 

Not sure if I'm finished with the outside yet too, but boy have I had fun so far with it!

I can't wait use this little suitcase! I think I'll store some mixed media things in it! 

Happy Monday & thanks for popping by!


  1. It looks absolutely FANTASTIC.....a completely wonderfully gorgeous overhaul!!! LOOOVE that paper...& I hope you are luxuriating in being able to VISIT a LSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Wow what you have done so far is a vast improvement to what it looked like before.. absolutely amazing now.. love it..

  3. Holy crap what a difference!!! You did amazeballs on that suitcase. I love the shabby look. I was thinking you'd go steampunk industrial and you totally went opposite. It's wonderful what you've used to decorate. P.s...found the ReStore in town just down the street from Grandma's house..WOO HOO!! Thanks for the info! It was closed yesterday when I was in the city, but it's only an hour away, so will make a trip during the week or Saturday...should be fun!
    Thanks for the inspiration :)

  4. oh my word, this is one gorgeous suitcase girlie

  5. Ohh..SUPER SHABBY ..GoRGEOUS..Loving it a lot !!


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