Last summer, I went to a local thrift shop and bought two pieces of luggage for $1.50 each. The first one I made into a Memory Box for my son and the other one has sat unloved all this time. Today I am sharing How to create Easy Painted Luggage as my third 12 Months of Martha project.
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Martha Stewart Vintage Paint, Cantaloupe
Martha Stewart Vintage Decor Paint, Terra Cotta
Martha Stewart Vintage Decor Daisy Petal Stencil
Martha Stewart Vintage Decor Paint Brush
Martha Stewart Metallic Gold Acrylic Paint
Thrift Store suitcase
I have never used Martha’s Vintage Decor paints before and I know it’s “just paint” but wow, I loved it. I couldn’t believe how thick and creamy the texture was.
I was surprised that covering the entire suitcase only took two coats. Good product, Martha! Also, the brush was so much better to use for such a thick paint than a typical brush.
After the paint had dried, I taped on my stencil.
Who ever said you have to use the entire stencil design? I used the petal stencil in different colors (terra cotta + gold) and then added one last row in a bright pink.
I keep going back and forth on whether I will actually use the luggage or if it will become a fun storage item. What would you use it for?
Interested in the other 12 Months of Martha projects I’ve done?