Saturday, May 26, 2007

Scary to Lovely Luggage

I have some very scary luggage from years ago when my crazy friend Darsee and I were decoupaging everything in sight. The photo shoot for the book that we were writing on decoupage was a hoot, with me dressed in vintage clothing and standing on the railroad tracks looking longingly for someone special to arrive on an imaginary train. Pretty funny now, huh? *giggle*

The book "Distinctive Decoupage" was written by the two of us while I was co-hosting on the Aleene's Creative Living show. We decoupaged luggage, frames, trunks, a vinyl chair, lampshades, boxes, glass table tops, and even ceramic pillars!

Well, I took that old luggage and made it new again. First of all, I had to start with covering up all of the old paint and photos from the first makeover. Gesso to the rescue! It was perfect for major coverage and it gave me a blank canvas. The next step was to spray paint it all white. Now I was ready to decoupage and pick my paper. I have some fabulous new paper from EK Success that is to die for. So I used it for my decoupage and it turned out soooo pretty. I am going to use the new luggage to organize and store craft supplies in my studio. I'm lovin' how fresh and sweet it looks.


Rhonda in OK said...

Hi Pattie,
Just to let you know I read your blog fairly often too. I remember watching you on Aleenes. I live in OK and before our cable changed, I used to watch you on channel 6. And it is fun to see Darsee now on her tv commercials out of OKC too.

I have done some decopaged luggage and have 2 more little cosmetic cases to do.

keep posting, love to see your projects

Colleen said...

Thoose look great!! ...humm..i wonder if my thrift store has any old luggage...

Pattie Donham said...

Hey Rhonda, thanks for the post! I'm curious... What kind of paper are you using for your deoupaged luggage? It's always fun to hear about other people's projects.

Stay in touch!

Rhonda in OK said...

I used scrapbook paper for one of them and a combination of scrapbook paper and some roses from a fancy roll of giftwrap paper.