Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Up-cycled Vintage Suitcase

Hello Dear Reader, i am finally back with you a day later than i had planned i am sorry but you have no idea how much you have on your computer that you just cant function without until you have reloaded it all back on!  But it is done now and i am back with you my postings after today will continue as normal on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and maybe with a few bonus ones if you’re lucky :)
So my project to share with you is the vintage suitcase that i had told you about a few weeks ago that i had found at a boot sale that Mr.C had not wanted me to buy…. Well i did and i got to work with my staple gun and here it is as a display stand for a craft fair that i attended on Sunday in Chelmsford.
upcycled renovated vinatge suitcase check out Created by Charlie-Louise Camp Images Stampin' Up! © 2013 19-03-2013 Created by Charlie-Louise Camp Images Stampin' Up! © 2013 
Here you can see it is all full with some of my wares for the day and i have just noticed that one of the cards had fallen down but this is the only photo i had taken as i had forgotten my camera so you will have to forgive me the poor photo. 
As you can see i have completely upholstered the inside with fabric as it had a wooden frame that i could staple into.  Then i raised the height of the bottom layer with a trusty cardboard box cut and shaped to fit the base.  I then covered a board as i would for a notice board without the ribbons as a flat surface for my gift boxes to rest on.  The lid of the suitcase has been turned into a no pin notice board with Stampin’ Up! gorgeous vintage faceted designer buttons and large pearls with add a bit off sparkle {and cover the staples ;) lol}
I will be back later in the week with details of my Easter gift baskets,  But for now just a quick reminder that Sale-a-Bration ends in 3 days so if there are any products you NEED from this fantastic promotion please be sure to get your order to me by 1pm Friday afternoon so that i can get it processed for you before the deadline.
Until next time


Cherry Hulmes said...

love love love a vintage suitcase xx

Alison Scott said...

Wow, how marvellous is this. I love it.