The Suitcase Makeover

8.02.2011

When I showed you the armoire makeover in the guest room I told you I also changed the little decorative suitcase on top.

Here is the original look. I bought this at Home Goods several years ago for only twelve dollars.
It stayed like this for a long time, but I wanted a different look to go with the made over armoire.

I used Old Ochre Annie Sloan chalk paint on the whole case and then painted the details with Old White. Then I taped off for stripes to be added.

I used this red paint pen to fill in between the pieces of tape to make a straight red line.

After letting the paint dry I then covered the whole case with clear wax.

Then I sanded heavily and applied some brown wax, too to make it look old and worn.





This project was easy and only took a day for new worn look.

I just want to thank all of you again for all your lovely comments regarding the loss of our
brother in law.  Y'all are the best!

See you tonight for Wow!

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72 comments:

  1. I just posted about vintage suitcases! I'm loving this project. Great job and thanks for the tips.

    I'm sorry to hear your sad news. I only just read about it today. Thinking of you all.

    Blessings,
    Natasha.

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  2. I love everything you do with chalk paint. I wish you would post about Chalk Paint and also the wax you use with it. I'm a fairly new Follower, so perhaps you have done this before and I have missed it.

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  3. Kim:

    I just LOVE this project. The old ochre works so well with the old white. I just got a can of the ochre and I'm really ready to get started on a project.

    You've inspired me.

    thanks so much,

    Cori

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  4. Wow me Monday! Great job Kim, you have the best projects from that paint. I featured one of your posts on my Annie Sloan info post.

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  5. What a cool idea Kim! This really looks like the way it came, so authentic looking.

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  6. Hi Kimmie! Oh, this looks great! The stripes look like straps! Looks so nice upon your armoire.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  7. Great job Kim, I love the new look of both the suitcase and armoire!! Martina

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  8. Lovely idea! I just picked up some old vintage suitcases and wish I could do this, but they are not wooden or hard-cased, but the harder-sided and more porous kind...any suggestions? I would like to change the color as they are a country blue which I don't care for. I would love to change the look! The insides are nice and lined with a purple satin material and big pockets, but wasn't sure. I would use them for decorating and/or craft cases...
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  9. this is super fabulous, love that grain sack/louis look!!

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  10. Great job, Kim! It looks like an old trunk that has seen a lot of traveling. Love the stripes!

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  11. Great transformation Kim, looks like a compleatly different suitcase. I'll have to keep this in mind, I have one I bought at
    TJMaxx that I'd like to redo...again fantasitic job on it!

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  12. Awesome job Kim! That really does looked age and timeless.

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  13. What a great makeover. I love the look you got!

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  14. Kim ~ I just love how that came out !! The distressed old look that you gave it is awesome !

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  15. Hi Kim I love the change made with using the Chalk paint on the suitcase. Looks great!

    I am so sorry to hear of your brother in Law. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  16. I love a change and this is a great one!

    Carol

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  17. Kim, this looks great! I have got to get some of that paint. You can paint anything with it! And I am so sorry to hear about your brother in law. Prayers for you guys!

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  18. This is amazing! I can't wait to try it for our new living room. It would be perfect for magazines and such. Love your blog!

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  19. Nice job. You have the chalk paint & waxing mastered...you should give classes on it!

    Sorry to hear about your brother-in-law.

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  20. Your trunk looks *SO* G O O D!!!
    You are a pro at this, I'm impressed! =) ~Liz

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  21. Kim, What a beautiful transformation. You have such beautiful style! I am so sorry for your loss and will keep your family in my prayers. xo

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  22. Gorgeous! I never would have thought to use chalk paint on something like that--thanks for the inspiration!!

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  23. So awesome, Kim!
    I wish I could hire you to paint ten more of these so I could sell them in my shop!

    SooOooOooO cute.
    Love it.
    A

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  24. Very cute project, Kim! Love the way it looks...stripes are not always easy to define, are they? xo Diana

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  25. What a beautiful transformation! You have such wonderful ideas.

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  26. Kim, I just got 2 cans of AS paint and both waxes. I just waxed a table I painted and love the product. I just never thought of painting outside or "ON" the box or suitcase!
    Wonderful inspiration!
    Yvonne

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  27. I love this! Looks so much better :)

    Coley @
    www.whatyoumakeit-coley.blogspot.com

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  28. What a great makeover. I think you must paint something everyday. I wish I had your motivation and talent.

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  29. Oh I love it! You have such a good eye.

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  30. Oh I love it! You have such a good eye.

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  31. This is terrific! I would never have thought to have done that. Love your work :)

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  32. Wow! That is really thinking outside of the box! No pun intended! I hope today went well and you guys are doing o.k. You have been in my thoughts.

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  33. This turned out fabulous, Kim! This might be one of my favorite projects of yours. Now I want find one to do this to!

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  34. Hi Kim.....as the Southern California Stockist for Annie Sloan Chalk Paint/Products it is great fun for me to visit various blogs and see the enthusiasm "out there" of people using our magical paint. Great job of thinking outside the box with your suitcase.
    If I can be of help to you at any time please feel free to contact me....and please take a look at my blog for the next contest beginning soon.
    Cheers
    Anne

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  35. i love vintage pieces & this suitcase is beautiful (as is the wardrobe it lives apon)

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  36. Love the suitcase makeover Kim. I was saddened to hear of your family's loss. Please know how very sorry I am.

    Gail
    XOXO

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  37. What a great transformation....why was I not surprised to see chalk paint in this project? lol I think you need to become a stockiest for this paint and dod workshops. I'm getting closer to ordering every time I see one of your DYIs.

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  38. Morning Kim,
    Love what you did with the suitcase...isn't Annie's paint fabulous!!!! Have you seen the beautiful new colors coming this September...I can't wait to get my hands on some.

    Sending comforting thoughts your way.

    Janet xox
    http://theemptynest-janet.blogspot.com/

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  39. Love this transformation. You can work miracles with that chalk paint. Also, so sorry about your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.

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  40. Beautiful makeover Kim. I'm loving the color for the case and the white trim makes it pop. Love the red stripes, looks like old straps. Thanks for all the information. I have my grandpa's old suitcase in the attic and I would love to give it a makeover. Thanks for sharing

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  41. Great job on the suitcase and the armoire! BTW, how did little Leila do in the Gerber contest? She was by far the cutest baby entered!

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  42. Looks great Kim. I have a trunk (not antique), I'd love to redo. Will have to put that on my Annie Sloan to do list.

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  43. You have so inspired me to do this with some I have! I love the aged look and the red stripe is so fun! How is working with the chalk paint?

    Megan

    http://1funkywoman.blogspot.com

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  44. Wow, thanks everyone. I didn't think this project looked very good and had put off posting it so y'all have blown me away.

    The chalk paint is very easy to work with.

    I know Leila did not win her category for the i pad, but have not heard yet if the judges have chosen a winner for the ad.

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  45. Hi Kim,
    I LOVE the redo on the suitcase. It has a wonderful aged look to it and it looks great on your beautiful armoire.
    I am sorry to read about your brother-in-law. I have been behind on my blog reading and I missed that post. My condolences to you and your family.
    Jane

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  46. It looks great! ASCP seems to be such a versatile product. Your whole room is lovely, Kim, and such a welcoming space for guests.

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  47. How cute this is. It looks just perfect in your pretty room...

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  48. It looks great! You always have so many good ideas for the chalk paint! ♥ WOW! ♥

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  49. PS I'm having a GIVEAWAY that starts today! Hope you can stop by soon! ♥

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  50. Is there anything that chalk paint can't make beautiful :)
    I love it and somehow I think i missed that gorgeous armoire!!!
    Have a fabulous day!
    XO

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  51. Kim,
    You did a fab job on the suitcase. Love the paint treatment.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  52. Kim, Love the new look of the suitcase! I hope you are enjoying your summer.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  53. I love how this came out. I wonder if you can use that paint on laquer chairs. It seems to be a wonder paint.

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  54. I love how this turned out! It reminds me of a red striped grain sack. When you see my next post, you will understand why I need this suitcase! haha! Maybe it's time to try this chalk paint everyone is crazy about! Great job Kim! ~Delores

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  55. The suitcase looks cool w/its red stripe, Kim! Looks like oh so French linen fabric. :-)

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  56. Great job and thanks for the tips.

    Regards from Sweden

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  57. That looks absolutely gorgeous Kim! You amaze me with the things you take a paint brush too and they always end up fabulous. :-) My folks left today after being here for a week long visit and I missed the post about your brother-in-law. I am so sorry for your family's loss and will be keeping you all in my prayers!
    Vanessa

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  58. What a great idea Kim, I have two of those Homegood suitcases myself and will certainly give this a try. Did I miss the post about the armoire? I did not see it in your Furniture Makeover link.

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  59. Wow...you really have me starting to believe that anything can be painted and turn out great! Good job!

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  60. I agree with Sweet Tea. I need more information about the chalk paint. I have read several posts with everyone loving the chalk paint. I look it up and see that it can only be bought in certain states and areas. I would like to know how to order online and roughly what it costs. Also, about sanding. With chalk paint you dont have to sand, EVER? Great job!

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  61. Quick and easy trunk re-do -I love it! I like that the red bounces off the red in the chair fabric too. :)
    Great party, even though I do not have anything to show in it!

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  62. Kim, I wanted to drop by again and thank you for linking to the Open House party. I can't wait to see what you paint next.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  63. So great! You've inspired me to paint a couple of trunks that I have around here. Lisa~

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  64. love the suitcase, and what a little paint can do! If you have time I'd love for you to link this at {Primp}

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  65. Both the armoire and the luggage look incredible! I'm so happy to have found your blog! I love the vintage look of the suitcase with the red stripes. Such a great look for less!

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  66. Kim,
    This little suitcase looks really great with it's new makeover! So sorry to hear of your loss. I just read about it. Thanks for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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