How To Achieve The Chalk Paint Look On A Vintage Suitcase!
Do you love vintage suitcases but after you buy it, find there’s a bloody big hole in the bottom?! Or just don’t know how to update it easily?! I love the chalk paint look, so it was my ‘go to’ for this project.
I picked up an old suitcase yeeeeeeeears ago, when I was a little obsessed with vintage luggage. It was in bad shape, so when I got it, I removed the lid (?) and spray painted it white to use in my coffee table as a drawer.
Recently, I decided I wanted to inject a little colour into the coffee table and I was thinking of using spray paint and then had other ideas of how to make a vintage suitcase look shabby chic and pretty so I picked up some pretty pink chalk paint that I mixed with old white paint from Annie Sloane to create a pretty pastel shade and I went crazy with the painting. It has made such a difference!
I used Autentico natural paint and Annie Sloane. I went crazy and mixed two brands together! Aggggh! It worked really well lol. And I still have some of the paint.
I liked was very impressed with myself when I managed to get this shot! I save up my jars from the recycling because I’m always mixing different colours of chalk paint. I’ve used it on journal covers and journal pages, I absolutely love it!
Here is a better little view of the finished suitcase, finished off with clear wax.
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