Thursday, July 29, 2010

Vintage Suitcase Friday! (and The Boot!)

Welcome to Vintage Suitcase Friday and Day 4 of Theme Week: Totally 80s!
Here's what I'm working with today:

It has a good shape but that 
peach ribbon and lace has to go!

I wanted a bluish green wash and luckily I had this paper on hand from Basic Grey (which must be the most ironic name ever).  

Should I have left it like this?
It looks pretty good!

It was hard to decide what kind of "trim" to put at the top.  One of my favorite things about this piece is that curvy line at the top of the boot and I didn't want it masked like it had been with the lace.  In the end I decided on some flower paper, cutting out the petals along the bottom to make a sort of lacy edge.

Then I needed some blue paint to match the paper but I wanted it to be somewhat transparent so you could still see the washed look of the paper.  The glitter paint I used on my frame yesterday was the perfect solution!  I mixed it with Mod Podge and piled it on.

Much better!

Click here for the grand finale of Theme Week:Totally 80s!
See how I transformed this!
(You're gonna love it!)

Link up here!


  1. I came over from My Repurposed Life. Gail highlighted your party and I was curious about it. Very happy to have found your blog and I'm your newest follower. I would love for you to stop by my blog and, if so inspired, please follow me back. I do have a great giveaway going on -- a paint sprayer valued at $140.

  2. I came over from Flaunt it Friday and discovered your party, I'm so glad I did! Love the boot redo, the colors are wonderful. I'll hook up a project and grab your button, your party looks like another fun place!

  3. Thanks so much for hosting another linky party :) Have a great weekend!

  4. Deliver us from the 80's! That came out really cool, love the new colors.


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