One of the things I started painted on the painting day that I shared a last week was a suitcase that I picked up at a garage sale last summer.
That’s it in the ‘before’ photo above.
I think it looks slightly more interesting in that photo that it really was. It was just your basic hard sided Samsonite. So I decided to paint it.
I started by painting the bottom portion with Fusion’s Coal Black. Once that was dry, I taped off a line and painted the top portion in Fusion’s Casement, which is one of their brightest whites.
If this is starting to feel familiar to you, that’s probably because I’ve painted a few of these over the years. You can see them here, here and here. That last link is to a post from 2015 when I was going to have a suitcase painting class at my house. That idea was a bust, by the way. No one signed up, which was a bit of a bummer.
But anyway, after getting that far with the suitcase I was debating what stencil to use on it when the Christmas sign I painted for my sister caught my eye.
I realized it would fit perfectly on the suitcase.
How cute would that be set up beneath your Christmas tree? Or sitting beside the door in your foyer to welcome your holiday guests?
But of course it occurs to me that no one wants a suitcase that they can only put out at Christmas.
So why not add a different stencil to the other side?
Once Christmas is over, you can just flip it around.
Now it’s a two-faced suitcase!