Keri’s NDAD Creation

Nov 16, 2012 | 17 Comments

Today’s piece from Keri was so fabulous that it made me wish I had it to use during all my current travels!!  Check it out!

Hi, Marisa!  Your site has inspired me (I’m still happily going through your archives) and while I have tried a few of your ideas on some back-of-the-closet things I found, this by far was my fave project!  I had a super cute round vintage suitcase…

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Suitcase

Vintage Suitcase Times!

…but it was very boring.

OK, I need something like this in my life!  On the prowl for vintage suitcases stat!  Just wait to see what she does!!

I bought two colors of spray paint (the kind for plastics) and a can of lacquer spray paint.  I used masking tape to protect the labels and large buckle, then gave it two coats of the mint green paint.  Next, I used more masking tape and newspapers to create the stripes with the dark brown paint and let it sit overnight.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Finished Vintage Suitcase

Upcycled Suitcase Complete!

I used clear lacquer over the entire thing and TA-DA my suitcase is ready for public travel! 

Thanks for all you do :o )

I will say that you must be the chic-est traveler hitting the TSA line at the airport!!  I’m coveting this piece and can’t wait to make one of my own!  Thanks so much for sharing K!!

(PS, see you Phoenix locals at Changing Hands Bookstore today at 4pm!)

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