Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Suitcase Redo

I found this old suitcase at a yard sale and knew my sister would love it. Her birthday was fairly close and it was only $5 so I couldn't resist. Only problem was that it was wet inside and therefore also very moldy and smelly. yuck.
First thing we tore out all of the inner lining and doused the whole thing in clorox.
The wood that was left needing a little sanding to get the last bit of glue up and then we painted it this beautiful blue. On top of that we added a protective layer of clear coat (which stunk for days). My husband and I debated on whether or not to ditch the center divider thingy and in the end we kept it. First I taped a piece of cardboard to the existing bar.
Then I taped a layer of cotton batting around the entire divider.
I sewed a simple 3-sided cover to fit over the divider and then ironed the open side up into a nice little hem which I simply hot glued together to keep the cover in place.
Good bye yucky moldy suitcase. Hello beautiful.

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