Saturday, January 14, 2012

My latest find.....destined for a big makeover!

Good day! I just wanted to make sure I took some photos of my latest makeover challenge before I went ahead and did it and forgot to take pics! I'm very guilty of doing that....

We headed for our local recycling center this a.m. (note to self, I need to shop there much more often! So many cool items!) So although it was very chilly to be shopping outside today, as most of this recycling center is outside) we had an old ceiling fan to drop off and I was on a mission to find an old cart to go under my craft table in my studio to hopefully house a ton of my etsy items that are for sale in my shop. Well, as so often happens, I didn't find what I was looking for but I did find something else of interest!
This old case which doesn't look like much on the outside (although I knew it would be a piece of cake to doll it up some) it was the inside that won my heart!

Really heavy army green canvas with all kinds of cubbies and zippered compartments (and the zippers still work!) The part with all the pouches is double sided....

And when you lift it up, look at all the space here underneath!
So what are my plans for it? Well, if you've seen the latest issue of "Somerset Life" you probably saw the little suitcase that has been made into an artists case to take with you...that's what I have in mind for this little case...I'm cleaning it up...(very, very dirty!) and we'll see what inspiration I can weave on this case. I think I see some wallpaper in it's future, and some pretty fabrics....and tags....

Stay tuned....pictures coming of my artist suitcase makeover!
And if I decide not to keep her...she'll end up in my etsy...:).
Have a lovely long weekend, and go make something pretty!

8 comments:

melanie said...

AWESOME!!!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Really cool case!
I just can't wait to see you transform this with your magic touch!
Happy weekend!
:)

Tina @ TinyBear Studio said...

That's an awesome suitcase Gail. love it and would use it exactly as it is.

Rhonda said...

Incredible find, Gail. I cannot wait to see it finished, you will make it so pretty.

Thespoena McLaughlin said...

The PERFECT case. Love all those pockets and space. It will be a great art case. Hugs!

Faded Plains said...

What a cool suitcase...can't wait to see how you fix her up.

Blessed Serendipity said...

Yes I can see it as an artists suitcase. I can't wait to see the "after".

xo,
Danielle

Miss Sandy said...

Oh my what a brilliant find!!!! This is an amazing piece! Enjoy your new traveling studio!