Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Multi Use Suitcase

When thrifting I try hard to find pieces that I can use for multi purposes. 
As you all know by now I LURVE photog.
So I tend to buy a lot of pieces for my business. 
When searching for pieces for my business, I try to find things I can use in my house and also on a shoot.

Enter...THIS wretched LOVELY!
(Samsonite luggage be still my heart! ....said in my best "It's Pat" voice ...tehe)

I knew this above UG had MAJOR potential.

So I took this spray paint.
So bright and cheery.

And gave this Ugly a healthy dose of paint. 

I get to use it on a shoot...

And as a storage bin for my girls dress up clothes!

Have you made any Drabfabular pieces lately?


  1. How adorable!!
    I had to chuckle... my mom had that same suitcase and I made her donate it... maybe you bought it LOL

  2. Wow! I never thought to paint a suitcase before! Luv the yellow!

  3. I would never have thought to paint a suitcase! You amaze me with your creative mind...Mr. T looked cute with it too.

  4. AWESOME!! What a great idea I love how it turned out!!

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  5. YAY you girls are back!!!

    Great find! Have seen some old suitcases at the local charity shop for $5 each! Will need to go back and get them if they're still around...don't you love hindsight?!

    VF @

  6. I´m daughter wants a pink one! Ah, my little princess!

  7. Great idea. I think I have about 4 of those Ugly suitcases up in my attic. I couldn't throw them out but just wasn't sure what to do with them..... Great Idea.

  8. Geez, I'm old because I really remember that style! Looks cute painted yellow.


  9. I'm loving the word "drabfabular"

  10. I love it! I like the bold colors that you use! I haven't thought of "It's Pat" in years. Makes me think of my sisters. Thanks for that!

  11. Oh I love it! I have been watching for a vintage suitcase to make my own as well!

  12. I lurve the "It's Pat" shout out! "Oh my nuts, my afternoon snack!" Hahaha! Love it, and drabfabular it is. Even better when seen in person. Can't wait to do this.


  13. Hmmmm, painted. Good idea. I have a stack of suitcases in our front room filled with negatives and photos... I figure if ever there was an emergency and we had to get out fast we'd throw them out the door and our photos would be safe.
    We also have a suitcase for dress up clothes and one for Build a Bear clothes.

  14. My friend just sent me a link to your blog because I just scored a similar suitcase full of fabric and sewing stuff for $3. Only mine is already yellow. Really they are the exact same color! And "drabfabular" is such a great word!


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