Thursday, June 21, 2012

Soldier Blue

More backyard circus images to enjoy on a summer day. It has finally rained overnight. My plants were in desperate need of a drink. The above perky puppy reminds me that I found refuge on the couch during the storms...with my big old bulldogs who are as afraid of the thunder and lightening as a toddler. Dr. Dan has to have his sleep so off to quiet them on the couch I dutifully went.
Why can't it storm during the day?

With only a little sleep to go on today I tackled a much over due suitcase project.

Vintage toy soldier and doll wallpaper purchased from Hannah's Treasures.

It matchs up beautifully with a soldier blue suitcase from an estate sale.

Mod podge and a bit of rick rack for trim.

I couldn't wait for it to dry before I added the Irmi horse and vintage buttons.

Not to worry, the brown will fade to a creamy white once it cures. This will become a wonderful place to house my paper crafting supplies. If all else fails I can put my nap mat in it for my couch nights with the dogs?

Pop on over and see Fee's fantastic giveaway at Chipper Nelly. You might remember she made my fabulous blocks. Now you can have a chance to win some of her wonderful work.



Nice finds in the last post! LOVE your suite case makeover!!!
Happy treasure hunting this weekend! The rain has stopped and it's a beautiful day!

Jenny's Heart said...

Oh My goodness I love it!
I also wanted to let you know I got the tags from Elizabeth's swap today and I LOVE the one from you. So sweet and perfect for this swap. Thank You So Much!!
X's & O's

janice15 said...

Your suitcase makeover is great. I love the little boy and dog as well...we had hot weather for two days and today is like it wants to rain. wishing you a great evening with love Janice

Anonymous said...

How inventive your luggage project it! ♥♥♥

donna said...

Love how your suitcase turned out. I bought one recently but I am not sure how I want to fix it up yet.

Sarah said...

I need to find another suitcase myself. THe one holding my (ahem, huge) doll clothes collection has a broken latch!

That wallpaper is the same one on a baby book I just bought recently maybe? It seems familiar!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

How sweet is that suitcase and little soldier boys! So adorable and darling!!! You're so creative :) Wishing you a happy weekend! xo Holly

Musings from Kim K. said...

I'm always looking for more suitcases to makeover. Your transformation is just darling. Love all the special touches and those soldiers are perfect.

Lynn said...

Hi The suitcase makeover is so adoreable. Done up in my fav color combination red, white and blue

Unknown said...

Hi Renee, Could a suitcase possibly get any cuter! I love your creativity.
PS Father of the Bride is yours. Thank you so much this purchase. I absolutely adore these characters - and the movie is a very favorite!

Tammy's in Love said...

Me thinks you is having too much fun there with that little suitcase! I'm thinking with all the tags flying out of here lately you 'll need it to store them all... come to think of it, I might need one of those too! My little cigar boxes covered in scrapbook paper are to small for all the new ones!


laurie -magpie ethel said...

Love the trio of marching soldiers..
The suitcase project is great is a winner - adorable!

Unknown said...

I love it ;-) It looks brilliant i love the rick rack with it to that is such a great touch. dee x

craftyles said...

The wallpsper matches the little suitcase that looks adorable with the Irmi tag and -oh I could go on an on about how cute this turned out, but it's a long enough run-on sentence as it is. I love how it turned out!

Mimos da ClaralĂș! said...

Simply awesome!
What a fantastic idea!
And this idea could only leave the mind of an amazing craftswoman! Congratulations.
Have a blessed weekend!

Sewn With Grace said...

I wish I could come play with you for a day! Oh the fun we would have!

Shirley Hatfield said...

I got my Lunch Box Social tags yesterday and I am so in love with you tag! I like to decorate boxes to go with the theme or season...but this time I will leave them in Elizabeth's box...too perfect!

vintage grey said...

Love it! So creative, and I adore the vintage wallpaper! I have been wanting to get some rose wallpaper from there, but wasn't sure if it was a good place. Now I know. ;) Thank you for your daily inspiration. Have a great day! xo Heather

Free Pretty Things For You said...

you always leave me drooling!
Every. Single .Time

fee @ chipper nelly said...

hey lovely lady - wondered why I had so many visitors over from yours! always such nice friendly bloggers too...
thanks so much for sharing renee
happy weekend to all of you
fee x

Anonymous said...

Love it, Renee! The Irmi makes it perfect!

I experienced a huge fail in modge podging some fabric to one of my suitcases! Ha-ha! I still haven't torn it off.

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Really! What a cute and wonderful piece! The wall paper is fantastic! I love the way you trimmed it out with the ric rac and the little pony! Red, white & blue! I just am smiling so big over here! I saw some old suitcases at the junk store, and wondered what I could do with them, but left them there. Hmmm.. maybe I should go back.

Nan said...

What a darling idea for the little suitcase Renee, such sweet vintage images!!

Kathy said...

Oh, I'm sorry you had such a rough night and hope you can make time to catch a little nap today (I hold a book and hope no one notices my eyes are closed).
Love, love that wallpaper!

Corey said...

I LOVE it! So, so cute!!

Chenille Cottage said...

Your little suitcase is so incredibly cute, Renee! The wallpaper revives it and adds such a childlike touch!
The toy soldiers, Rick rack, buttons and that little horse....I love every charming detail!
Whimsical and wonderful, my sweet friend!
Thanks for your many kind words on my blog posts!!