Wednesday, 16 March 2016

A Suitcase Full of Lace Treasures - Simply Neutrals #19


Hello friends... today I'm sharing an old suitcase makeover, and I'm linking to Wen's Simply Neutrals Party #19.
  
This old suitcase was brown, like my old school 'port', and the corner was wrecked so it was being tossed out. Luckily I happened to be passing and saved it!

I painted the outside with a pale pink low sheen wall paint I had left over, and lined it with an old curtain I'd been saving because it was too pretty to throw away.

The curtain was cut to size, the edges folded under, and I used a hot glue gun to stick it in.

Old suitcase refurbished by http://lace-age-girl.blogspot.com.au/2016/03/a-suitcase-full-of-lace-treasures.html

This rose print is so pretty.... 

rose fabric Old suitcase refurbished by http://lace-age-girl.blogspot.com.au/2016/03/a-suitcase-full-of-lace-treasures.html


Old suitcase refurbished by http://lace-age-girl.blogspot.com.au/2016/03/a-suitcase-full-of-lace-treasures.html

Now to fill it with laces... instant decor!

Old suitcase refurbished by http://lace-age-girl.blogspot.com.au/2016/03/a-suitcase-full-of-lace-treasures.html

I found a piece of olive green velvet ribbon just the right match to finish my paper doll box from the previous post... I also added some daisies, small pearls and a flower trim to hide the ribbon join.

Paper doll box by http://lace-age-girl.blogspot.com.au/2016/03/a-suitcase-full-of-lace-treasures.html

Paper doll box by http://lace-age-girl.blogspot.com.au/2016/03/a-suitcase-full-of-lace-treasures.html

You might like to pop over to Wen's blog AppleApricot to see all the gorgeous neutral beauty on display through her linky party. Wen's lace card is divine, you should take a peek! Thanks Wen for hosting Simply Neutrals again.

Hope you can find some creative regeneration time this week.

Jesse


12 comments:

  1. Jesse, you have transformed that case, and filled it with gorgeousness!! Lovely decor item.

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    1. Thanks, Judy, you're very kind :)
      Jesse

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  2. Thank you sweetie :) Your made-over suitcase is so gorgeous!! Love that you saved that beautiful curtain, it fits the suitcase wonderfully. And filled with so much beauty, the gorgeous laces, a feast for the eyes! Sending you big hugs and wishing you joyful concerts, xx Wen

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    1. Wen, Thanks so much. The concerts so far have gone well - apart from a very windy school fete one where sticks and seed pods were dropping onto us and our instruments. Luckily the expected thunderstorm passed without descending on us:)
      Jesse XX

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  3. Dear Jesse, what a wonderful find, and you altered it to perfection, I never saw a suitcase with such beautiful inner , the curtain suits it`s new outer so very lovely.
    And then with all the gorgeous laces inside it is the most amazing "display" -beautiful and practical, at once.
    Your paperdoll box looks like something from far back in time, so lovely, and the new additions , are wonderful, Jesse.
    Hug from me on a sunny day !!

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    1. Hi Dorthe, so glad you have a sunny day to celebrate. Thanks for your good cheer and hugs - hugs to you too.
      Jesse XX

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  4. Hi Jesse..
    What a lovely transformation! those roses dress it up so perfectly. And your plethora of laces and trims add even more vintage charm! Beautiful.. and your paper doll box is so pretty. My grand daughters would love this! Thank you for coming by and leaving your sweet comment.. It's nice to meet you. Have a wonderful day!

    Tamara <3

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    1. Hello Tamara, Thanks for visiting my blog. It's lovely to meet you too. I enjoyed your post also. Wishing you a happy day...
      Jesse

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  5. Wow Jesse, A wonderful post! I love projects like your re-purposed suitcase. So creative and beautiful too~ A brand new life from the (almost) scrap heap : ) Great work.
    And you finished paper doll box is sooo gorgeous; you found the perfect embellishment for this. It is a treasure and keepsake. Love your work Jesse~ Thanks for sharing. ~Karen O

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    1. Thanks, Karen, I'm glad to be achieving some crafty things amongst the busy-ness at the moment:) Your post about your special book was very enjoyable, too.
      Hugs,
      Jesse

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  6. Great find and an amazing work! In my Childhood I had such a brown suitcase...
    Have a good new week

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