A few years ago I started collecting vintage suitcases, I have about four of them now. I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to do with them, only that they were cute and could be used for a variety of things including home decor. So I finally pulled one of them out of the cellar. Yes, I have a cellar. And no, I didn’t pull it out really, husband did because I am terrified of the cellar.
Anyway, I cleaned it as well as I could. It was in pretty bad shape. Then I put duct tape over the gold parts that I didn’t want to paint. it was what was laying around, masking tape would probably work better. Cutting the tape into the right shapes was half the work. I used Krylon spray paint in Watermelon and started painting away. I was interrupted by my Stepdad, who used to be a professional painter, telling me I was doing it wrong so he took a break from mowing the lawn and came over to show me how it’s really done. Apparently the way I was doing it was going to waste lots of paint.
The finished product…Yay!