Alicia Wilkerson
Alicia Wilkerson
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  • Waynesville, NC

Upcycled vintage suitcase


I've had my grandfathers suitcase for years and kept it for purely sentimental reasons. As they've come in to popularity recently, I knew I would use it when the right inspiration came along.
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This Fall our son is getting married in an outdoor farm wedding. My future daughter in law has chosen rustic/vintage/chic. More reason to love her!!
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The color wasn't going to work with the wedding decorations so step one was to mask off the hardware and paint it.
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Next I used scrapbook papers to cover the suitcase in a random patchwork design.
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Amongst the scrapbook paper I also tucked in some family momentos. Then I wrapped the handle with twine.
This will sit next to a large open trunk to receive gifts at the wedding. Then will be a treasured item to pass on to the newlyweds.
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  • Alicia Wilkerson
    on Jun 10, 2014

    The paint was Krylon. I didn't do any surface prep at all. Yes I used Midge Podge and didn't use any other sealer after that.

  • Jean Filkin
    on Aug 29, 2014

    Love this! I will be trying this, I too have a stash of old suitcases that I would like to up cycle. Thanks for the ideas.

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