Thursday, May 10, 2012

Spring Suitcase Wall

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Among other changes I have been making in our home, I decided the suitcase wall needed a little updating.  Can you see the difference?  (You can see its debut—and the “how to--here, or its Christmas look here.)

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Look down….look down…look down…

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Yep, the little green suitcase is a new member of the family!  I never did figure out what to do with the awkward space at the bottom…so I put a suitcase in it!

Then I moved around some of my favorite vintage goodies, and added a bird nest or two…  (And notice the canvas I had made of Bubble Boy!)

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It’s probably hard to tell, but the wall color is actually different (more on that later).  It took me a long time to work up the nerve to paint the suitcase wall!  I had to take all those suitcases down…then put them all back up…  Ugh!

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Since I had to go through all that trouble anyways, it seemed like a good time to cut another suitcase in half!

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This project was featured at My Repurposed Life and Elizabeth & Co..

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26 comments:

Inspire Me Heather said...

It looks great Korrie - your suitcase wall is beautiful!

Susan @ homeroad.net said...

That suitcase wall is the coolest thing ever Korrie!!!
Great addition of the green one, your spacing seems perfect!
Susan
Homeroad

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Very fun! You did a great job!

Vanessa said...

Hi, Korrie

I love your suit case wall. It's lovely!

Vanessa

Susan said...

That has to be my favorite project of yours. I mean you do a lot of great stuff but this? Just too stinking cool!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Korrie,
I'm stil lovin' your suitcase wall and the green adds some POP!!

Blessings,
Linda

nelda said...

I hate that beautiful old suitcases were chopped up

Irene said...

That suitcase wall looks great especially with the green suitcase added. I'm off to look for old suitcases.

Amy Kinser said...

How fun!!! Love this wall of suitcases.

Gypsy Heart said...

My first thought was that you had painted the wall...then I noticed the bird nests and then the new suitcase. Looks fantastic!

xo
Pat

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

This is my first time viewing your fabulous suitcase wall! Love it! Very clever! :)

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Oh, I just LOVE this, you did such a great job, looks just as good if not better than the "original"! thanks for sharing it on VIF!

Eclectically Vintage said...

You are one brave gal - taking down all those suitcases to paint!

But it looks amazing and love the little green addition!
Kelly

Becca @ The Sassy Penguin said...

I just love this look! It's so unique!

Jen said...

Korrie, HOW EXCITING! I cannot wait to see your office. I may need a personal tour. :)

Pamela said...

Korrie what an amazing display! Love it!

gail wilson said...

Korrie--I love the new look! Seems like a lot of trouble to take them all down to paint, but well worth it. Everything looks great and it gave you a great excuse to cut the other one!
Happy Mother's Day!
gail

Stephanie said...

I had seen your suitcase wall when you first did it, but now I'm sitting here chuckling looking at your newest addition. I have that exact same green suitcase! I got it at the ReStore for $3 and use it as a side table. I also have the matching train case to that royal blue one with the cream colored edges. Got it at a yard sale last weekend for .50. You wouldn't be interested in selling me the key you've got would ya, lol? : )

Bliss said...

Catching up........ and the wall looks terrific.

~Bliss~

Proper Prim said...

The green suitcase was the perfect finishing touch.

All your vignettes are perfect. Loving the variety of goodies you have there.... a treasure hunters dream.

Very nice job Korrie.

Hugs,

Deb

AshTreeCottage said...

I love your suitcase wall. I am your newest follower now because I don't want to miss any of your creations.

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Rachel said...

Love the green! I thought that was the change..... :) I didn't remember there being a green one before.

Pam said...

Fantastic...love old suitcases and this is so neat.

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Love the addition of the green suitcase! This wall just makes me smile!

Deana@CountryMommaCooks said...

That is the coolest idea......found you @Elizabeth and Co. party......I'd like to invite you to link up @CountryMommaCooks and enter our Giveaway ends at midnight.....have a wonderful day : )

Gabby said...

I found your the link to this suitcase wall post on the Ingenious Inkling blog. This is a FABULOUS design! LOVE it! I will be forwarding it to my friends who love vintage and eclectic and funky stuff! TFS this wonderful design. :)