Today I want to talk about the charm of using vintage suitcases for storage. This great stack to the right belongs to my friend Wendy ...
Tami uses suitcases decoratively, while hiding stored items. To the right she has them stacked on the ledge in her entry and living room.
This is the stack in my family room. I bought them all for resale, but somehow it never happened, they just looked so right on top of the pie safe that houses our TV.
Its getting harder and harder to find nice suitcases, because they have become so popular. So sometimes you have to go second best. I wanted to show you this old 8 track tape case. Fortunately the dividers just lifted out, which left just the inside of the lid looking too
funky for my taste. The cute Lucite handle was also a charming addition. I decided to cover the inside of the lid to make it a bit more fun than funky. I started by cutting up an old map as shown. Once the map was trimmed and retrimmed to fit inside the lid,
I decoupaged it in place. I found this nice old post card of the Eiffel Tower on Graphics Fairy, and then using some red polka dot scrapbook paper, I formed a border, and some pennants spelling 'Paris'. Some washi tape acted as the 'string' to 'hold' the banner, and voila!!
I now have an adorable case for storing whatever I want ... and look how cute the little suitcase looks sitting on the shelf in front of my window!! It really looks like a small train case. Of course I love the pop of red!! Thanks for coming by to take a look!