I picked up a vintage suitcase a few months ago, with the intention of fixing it up to my liking. I couldn’t store anything in it, because it smelled awful, so something had to be done.

Here are photos of what I did…

DIY Vintage Suitcase Redo
  
 I had to rip out its insides. A very smelly, dusty job. I recommend a dust mask.

 

 

 

 Then I had to sand off as much glue as possible. This took some muscle.

 

Then came a couple coats of primer for plastics, inside and out.

 

 

 

Then a couple coats of the color.

 

 

 

Then I put fabric around some fitted foamboard for the inside.
And now it’s all ready for my craft fair display on Saturday!

 

I love it! Do you love it?! 🙂
I sure do love being crafty…
Happy Crafting!!
 

Casey 🙂

My DIY Vintage Suitcase Redo
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Tatiana Allen
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I do love it! 🙂

CsqDesigns
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Thank you!! I'm so excited! I'm on the lookout for more suitcases now! 🙂

the Cr@ft L@b
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Gorgeous! Now I'm really wishing I hadn't sold my suitcase like that!

Laura Bray
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Wow! That looks great. Love the colors.

wow101
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WOW! That is so pretty! I love the colors! Sure wish I had a suitcase like that! 🙂

Tatiana Allen
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I'll keep my fingers crossed for you…well, for a second at least. I really like your blog background color 🙂

CsqDesigns
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I need another so I can paint it pink! Ooo! Maybe a round one! 🙂

CsqDesigns
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Thank you! The fabric is actually an old bedsheet that I got in a box of vintage fabric. 🙂

CsqDesigns
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Thank you! I found this one for just $9 at a flea market! I need to be on the lookout for another.

Cyn
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Oh this is just the info I needed. We're redoing my grandmother's suitcase to be a card holder for at my daughter's wedding.

CsqDesigns
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Thank you!

CsqDesigns
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That's a great idea!!

Diane Long
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trying again to leave comment- sorry!
I do love this suitcase, and would love to find one to alter as well. nicely done!

Paisley Bear
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Awesome! This is exactly what I was looking for. Fixing up a suit case for my SIL's wedding next week. We are using it as a card holder.

CsqDesigns
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Thank you! I've heard of people doing that. The lining was pretty easy to rip out, since the glue was old. Good luck with yours! Would love to see a photo when you're done! 🙂

Julie Moore
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That turned out totally cute! Way to go! 🙂 Thanks for linking it up to my Best of 2013 link-up! What a great idea! 🙂