I had already started to paint this suitcase before realising I had not down a 'before' picture.
It is a vintage case that had come out of a relatives loft that was being cleared & it came back with me as a carrier for random objects. While sorting the contents, I thought …. 'Mmmm I wonder how that would paint up? I could do with something to store my hats in ….'
I put down the protective coverings of sheets & cardboard on the conservatory table on a dull Shropshire summer day & got out the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. A quick wipe down to remove dust & I got started on it.
The paint seemed to take fine but took on a pinkish hue with the dark red showing through. I left it to dry overnight then did a second coat which covered it.
After it dried, I looked through my fabrics & decided on a few decoupaged flowers to add detail to it.
A single flower was sufficient inside ….
A much improved suitcase - vintage to chic, a perfect storage place for my much loved hats.
Filled with hats which I love - they will not be squashed now while being stored - perfect!
What do you think of it? Have you done anything similar? Thanks for stopping by - I value your time & comments