I bought two ugly blue suitcases on Craigslist last weekend. I knew I wanted to use one of them next to my chair in my 2nd living area. I have seen old suitcases painted, but I wasn’t sure how these things would hold up against a can of spray paint. For $10 it was worth finding out.
Here is one of them in the not so beautiful blue vinyl or plastic. I am not really sure what material was used to make these things.
Here is the new suitcase contrasting the old suitcase.
I painted the suitcase with Rust-Oleum satin moss green spray paint and then used Folk Art acrylic paint in Burnt Umber for the edges, metal latches, handle and for the diamond pattern. I used a stencil to make the diamonds. I then dry brushed the same acrylic paint all over to give it an aged look. I wish I had used olive green paint instead of moss green, but this will do. I am not doing those diamonds again!
Here is the suitcase in it’s new home. You can see why I wish I had gone with more of an olive color when you see it next to the chair.
I woke up not liking the green so I took out my handy bottle of Folk Art Antiquing Polish in Brown and used the last of it.
Sniff Sniff. I can’t find anymore of this stuff anywhere. I knew it would make the green a darker richer green without having to repaint the whole thing. It worked. I like it much better now. Don’t you hate when you wake up not happy with a project!?!
Now I am happy.
Do it yourself day @ A Soft Place To Land