upcycled luggage and a contest!
I found these American Tourister suitcases at an estate sale for $5. The blue one in the back is the exact kind we had growing up.
It accompanied us on many a trip with my brother and I fighting over the imaginary dividing line down the middle of the backseat while my dad did the classic “dad move”… reaching back and swatting our legs from the front seat as we smooshed as far as we could toward the doors so he couldn’t get us. Good times.
Suitcases are so easy to transform. They are fantastic for storage and look great stacked.
This time around I wanted something a little more fall-ish and cozy.
Two words…plaid flannel.
I hot glued the flannel fabric just around the rim at the seam and them trimmed the excess fabric. (It took just about a yard of fabric to cover each suitcase).You could take it a step further and add fabric to the middle section. I was feeling lazy and didn’t want to cut around the handles. Plus, I kind of like how they look with some of the original covers showing.
Can’t you just picture a big stack of these in different plaids as a boy’s bedside table?
Or underneath the bed housing hot wheels and legos? Or video games and accessories?
Of course, you could adapt this idea for a girls room by choosing pretty fabrics that coordinate with her room.
A stylish place to store all those Polly Pockets and Littlest Pet Shop pieces! Or photos and memorabilia?
Now onto the “contest” part…
Ohhhh, I’ve got your wheels turning now don’t I? Good!
Here’s your challenge, should you choose to accept it… 😉
1) Head to your local thrift store/garage sale/Aunt Myrtle’s attic and pick up a cheap piece of luggage to repurpose.
2) Make it look better than it did before.
3) Send me a clear photo of your masterpiece by the end of Sunday, November 13th.
4) My favorites will be featured here on Monday, November 14th.
5) My absolute fave will win a $25 gift card to either Michaels, Hobby Lobby, or JoAnn’s (winner’s choice)!
I’m looking forward to seeing your creations!
On a totally different note…this is my 300th post! Woot! Who knew I had that many things to say? 😉
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