I am a great collector of bags and boxes (as the overcrowding issue in the house is testament to!) and I particularly like old suitcases. I love the idea that these treasures have been around the world to far flung places, or a vital part of a joyful family holiday or maybe even stored someones special treasures under the bed. I have quite a few and decided that a rather sad looking one needed a new lease of life, and would make a great crate for craft fairs and then double as display space on the table. So we had a play and this is what we came up with
A bashed and scratched exterior
A rather dull interior
After a fun afternoon hunting down vintage luggage labels
A musical interior thanks to the wonderful Lexy
I’ve never been a fan of decoupage as such, but I enjoyed this , gluing and sticking is always fun! I think the effect is rather good!
Now to deal with the cat trying to eat the left over PVA glue!