A few months ago I tried my hand at the art of revamping tired old suitcases. First let me say, Meg has the patience of a saint. I'm not too sure how many of these I have in me. This one was hard to cover because the case was so lovely on its own - but I kept telling myself I paid my $1.00 at the church bazaar for the sole purpose of this project. It would be okay, it didn't make me a bad person. And yes, I did find it stuffed under the table. I'm telling you, it's pure gold under there.
Look at the inside... the ruffle... the key!
This one was easy to deface. You can't tell from this angle but it is faux snake skin... blue. Actually the blue is the best part. No moral dilemma involved when there is faux snake skin to hide from the world.
I'm not even going to pretend it would be a good idea to cover the sides of these suitcases. Way beyond my ability level. I could see things going very wrong if I went there.
I realized I hadn't shown these cases to you when I thought of them yesterday... as I watched far more than I care to admit episodes of LOST. I had no idea about this show until I read this. Then I went to this site where you can watch the first three seasons, or so they say. I was easily able to watch the first three... okay maybe it was four episodes... and then they shut me off! Now nothing happens when I try to watch - the screen says "loading" forever! So as I sat here recalling the episodes I had seen, aside from thinking about how much I totally loved it... I also thought about how they have got to be about the prettiest group of plane crash survivors in history, and they had some of the sassiest suitcases I've ever seen. Did anyone else happen to notice the hardtop cases that were everywhere? The red one they kept the water in? So yes, as I sat watching a group of fictional, plane wrecked beauties attacking wild boars and rationing water... I thought of crafting, and blogging, and here we are.