Tuesday, February 8, 2011

suitcases

when i painted these SUITCASES last fall i used them without finishing the inside due to lack of time. i love the winter months for these kinds of projects! i started last week and somehow the project got dragged into this week.
if 'things' could talk, i wonder what stories these would have? 
grungy! before
pretty, pretty! after
i used a quilted bedspread and hot glued it, using the finished edging of the quilt to tuck up against the inside suitcase edges. it worked per-fect-ly!
 hot glued the trim to give it a nice finish,
 and folded, rolled and tied the doilies.

i used a thick sheet music to make the tags...
   giving both sides two coats of mod-podge and a coating of wax,
printed it with the words off the computer, added scraps of lace to tie it on
and...presto!
love!
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more later!

...blessedness!

4 comments:

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Ah! those are perfect.
I would have never thought of using old quilted bedspread.
I recently inherited all the linens and things from MIL house (along with other things) after it sold. Since I've also been trying to figure out what to do with the old suitcases I've been collecting...
You've given me pause~
now if I can just find the time to get it all done!
Love yours and the little tags are darlin'
Pat

Barbara Jean said...

WON DER FUL!!!!

blessings
barbara jean

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

okay - I'm in love! Your tags are the best.

Cindy said...

I so admire women who know how to create beauty. I can only do it, it seems, after I see it done just that way elsewhere. Your suitcases are so pretty!
Hugs, Cindy

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