I can definitely say I'm happy with the outcome, and highly encourage anyone that has an old suitcase to give it a second chance. Here is the process of the restoration:
|After cleaning the suitcase I went right to painting it.|
|Then I glued in the fabric of my choice. I highly recommend you don't pick a fabric too thick.|
|Then I created where I'm putting my colored pencils and watercolor tubes. I then added the velcro strips.|
|After accommodating my pieces of where I'm putting my color pencils and watercolor tubes. I|
glued in colorful strings I bought at a craft store, to help me keep my boxes in place.
|After everything is in its place, I use a cover to give a little extra help in keeping things in place.|
IT's made of cardboard and an old map.
|There you have it. Easy to store and move around while looking cute|
|I <3 my new suitcase for my art supplies :)|
It was a long process, but all you require is determination, patience and good sense of humor.
Here a some links about other vintage suitcase restoration that served as inspiration for me: