Jun 12, 2014

Vintage Suitcase Chalkboard

This was a super fun and easy project.  I purchased my suitcase at a yard sale.  I wasn't planning on going to any sales that day, but I happened to see a sign and decided to follow it. 
For once it was worthwhile to follow a garage sale sign... ha ha. 
I painted both sides of the suitcase with chalkboard paint.  It basically only took one coat since it was dark grey already, but I did a thin second coat because you can't be guaranteed to hit every single little spot the first time! 
Then I added a tag that I made and some of the hands stamped muslin ribbon that I sell in my Etsy shop, here
While I was photographing, I had to tape the tag and the ends of the ribbons in place because the breeze kept blowing them around. 
This piece is great because while adding a fun touch to your space, it also offers storage.  Don't you just love functional décor?! 
What have you made chalkboards out of recently?
In case you love this idea, but don't have the time to DIY, I have listed it in my Etsy shop.  You can find it here.
Linking to:  The Shabby Nest, My Repurposed Life, The 36th Avenue, Tatertots and Jello, The Creative Collection Link Party