Sunday, August 14, 2011

I'm a Copy Cat!

 I admit it, I'm a copy cat!! I've had this little suitcase on the floor in my bedroom for sometime and was thinking of getting rid of it until I saw Kim's http://savvysouthernstyle.blogspot.com/ suitcase transformation! I figured I could bring new life to this little guy too.


                                                    Here's what I started with.



                                       And here's the after.

Of course I used AS chalk paint. I painted the whole thing in old white and used chateau gray on the stripes. Applied the dark wax and then lightly sanded over the whole thing. I did this project out on my deck and  had the whole thing done in an hour.





               Carried the stripe across the top.




I'm so glad I didn't get rid of this now! Have a great weekend!!  Martina


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41 comments:

Karen said...

Wow Martina, it looks great!

Kathy said...

That's a great transformation...wowzer! I loved Kim's suitcase too

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜@ Debbiedoos blogging and blabbing said...

Oh but you copy so well Martina! Love that transformation!!~

Something Nice and Pretty said...

That's really great looking! I have one that I have to do too!

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Martina, wow - it looks great. I know you are glad you kept it - I can't believe the improvement! Linda

Brandi said...

a better after, indeed! your suitcase looks great. love the stripes!

Cozy Little House said...

I'll probably never get around to the chalk paint. I still have the chalkboard paint I haven't used yet!
Brenda

At The Picket Fence said...

I love that Martina! It looks fantastic! :-)
Vanessa

Pattie said...

Martina, it's so cute so what if you copy...

Cindy said...

Hi Martina,
That is so pretty!!! I have one kind of like that, it makes me wonder if I could do it without the AS paint...maybe not.
Hugs, Cindy

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Oh, you know copying is the best form of flattery. It looks great. Thanks for sharing the project idea.

Sharon (Roses and Rust) said...

I love it's new look - this is definitely a "case" of drab to fab! x Sharon

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

You absolutely did give it a new life, Martina! I love it white and the grey stripe keeps it interesting.

Sharing Shadymont said...

So pretty!! A great new look.

Gail said...

Looks great Martina!

Enjoy your day,
Gail

Marydon said...

Poppin gover from Lacy's blog. Copy cat or not, you are good & it is lovely.

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Have a beautiful weekend.
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Miss Kitty said...

Hi! I saw your wonderful transformation at the Metamorphosis Monday blog party...just wonderful! Hey, one of the reasons I GOT a blog was to find projects TO copy cat...probably other folks did to. Imitation is the highest form of flattery...Yours looks great.

Betsy said...

wow...you did a great job!

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

That is so cute Martina! You are so creative and so is Kim!

I wanted to tell you that I just got back from visiting my best friend in Palm Springs. We were shopping (of course!) and she bought a birdcage just like the one I won from you. I love that she loved it as much as I did! :)

Have a great day.
Pam

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

I'm glad you didn't get rid of it either. It looks fantastic... hugs ~lynne~

Martha said...

There is no shame in being a copycat -- it's where we get the best ideas -- from someone else!

Liz said...

Martina~ You did a great job, I'm impressed! The chateau gray stripes are the perfect touch!
XOXO ~Liz

Becca said...

Great job, Martina! You gave it new life, for sure ... love it.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

A wonderful makeover Martina. As soon as I get a minute I have a reproduction suitcase I want to makeover.

Kristi said...

What a great project! And I LOVE when you can redo something you already have! :)
Kristi

Cozy Home Scenes said...

I love your "new" suitcase, as it works so well with your decor. Isn't it great to repurpose old things to save money? Thanks for showing us what having an open mind to old things can do.

Shannon

Kristen said...

that piece looks great, what an update!!!!

for the love of a house said...

looks great! that Kim is always so creative!!

happy week!
joan

Debbie--http://refreshrestyle.com/ said...

It looks like a new piece, love the gray stripes!
Debbie

Andrea said...

I actually eyed up an old suitcase that I thought would be great painted. This is what blogging is all about...getting inspiration and ideas from others! Great job!

Mariaelena said...

It's now a treasure....looks fab!!
xo, Mariaelena

Jeannies Bottle said...

Looks great. We're all copycats; it's why we blog and share out tips!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

rut roe:) see what ya started lol.. Now I have to start the search for a basket to try this one..
yours looks great~!

Marianne said...

I have two of them just screaming for some paint. It came out great, and yes, I'll be copy catting this also. Thats what blogging is all about. Getting great ideas from everyone! I love that you used the grey paint on the stripes.
Marianne :)

Heaven's Walk said...

LUV this, Martina! Isn't that chalk paint the GREATEST???!!! Once I started using it, I can't stop now...! lol!

xoxo laurie

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Martina, I just may copy from you! so what does that make me? I know, smart! Just like you! Love the look!
Yvonne

Anu@MyDreamCanvas said...

This looks great. I would love for you to stop by My Dream Canvas. Take care Anu

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

Don't worry - we're all copycats - and it looks adorable...

Patti said...

This is a cute piece - I haven't tried the chalk paint yet, but want to! I saw your chest in your sitting room that you also painted in chalk paint - so sweet! I see that you are from NY - There are not many NY craft/decorating blogs out there!! Thanks for stopping by, I am following back!! patti

A Hint of Home said...

It turned out so cute! Love the looks and where you put it!

abeachcottage said...

You did a great job with it! Love the new colour and the stripes on top too. Good thing you decided to keep it before :)

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