I found one.
You guys have no idea how long I've been looking for one!
Yes, I know, they're at all the local antique stores, but who wants to pay those prices!!
The Goodwill's never had one before.
The D.A.V.'s always got those flimsy ones like I had when I was a kid.
(You know, the kind with the flowers and the stupid zipper that never worked quite right.)
They never have the good ones.
The ones that just shout "I've been for a real trip around the world and now I'm vintagy old, worn and yummy."
That's what I've been looking for.
And last Friday...
They. Finally. Had. ONE.
Meet my SUITCASE!
|She was $5.48 at the D.A.V.|
I'll admit it.
She was a little rough when I found her.
Her last owners loved her so much they didn't just stop at Duck Tape to hold her together, they decided to throw in some blue painters tape for good measure.
Tell me that aint love.
But I gotta say, she cleaned up pretty good!
I used my trusty Annie Sloan Chalk Paint again in Duck Egg Blue and Old White.
Then I just had some fun!
It's amazing what some paint and dark wax will do for a piece, dontcha think?
However, if it takes as long to find each one as it did to find this one...
Let's just say I may be drooling for another reason before my collection's complete.
Speaking of how long things take...
I've had this suitcase painted for a few days now and just haven't had the time to sit down, edit photos and get this written.
I know I'll never be an "everyday" kinda blog poster, but I had no idea how much time it would take to just get one out sometimes.
That being said...
I hope you're all having as much fun reading about my crazy projects as I am doing them.
I may only post once a week (or so), but I certainly enjoy sharing with all you lovely blogland friends!!
I'm sure someone's got this "be a mom, work a full-time job and be a blogger" thing figured out (even if it's not me).
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