Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Guest Room Welcome Kit
Welcome to week for of the Color My World Challenge! So far, I’ve been challenged to incorporate yellow with décor (check out my Spray Painted Lamps) and with paint (and my Spray Painted Curtains and the Tutorial).
No, I didn’t spray paint anything this week. Instead, I was challenged to make a project out of fabric. I wanted to do something a little different than pillows (though I do still need to make a couple for the Guest Room). So I decided to revamp this vintage suitcase:
I bought it at a yard sale last fall for $5. The outside is in great condition, but the inside was super blah. Brown polyester just doesn’t do it for me.
I’ve always wanted to make a little “Guest Essentials” kit out of it.
Side note: I am possibly the worst packer in history. No matter how much I pack or for how short a trip, I WILL forget something… undies, socks, pajamas, contact lens case, contact solution, toothbrush, jewelry, SOMETHING. Never fails. My husband has even gotten into the habit of running through a quick list of commonly forgotten items as we pull out of the driveway. Doesn’t matter… I will still be missing something. So those are little things that I want to provide for my guests incase they are as terrible at packing as I am.
So I bought some super cute yellow ticking fabric from fabric.com and turned the suitcase into this:
I love how clean it looks inside and how the ticking stripe stay pretty true to the vintage feel. Plus the entire project took me less than an hour and $20. (2 yards of fabric and some new poster board as backing)
Here’s my new guest kit:
I included a blanket, 2 towels, and washcloths. Plus a little tray with toothpaste, extra toothbrush, contact lens case and a good book. There’s not a lot I can do about missing undies, but at least I can cover a few basics.
There you have it! I love it. Plus I bought extra fabric to make some pillows for the bed, so I’ll try to tackle that over the weekend and possibly have a reveal ready for you next week!
Next Tuesday is the link party so make sure you get your projects ready this weekend and be ready to link 'em up.
Check out the other participants in the Color My World Challenge and see what they did with fabric this week:
Ange - The Blooming Hydrangea
Carmel - Our 5th House
Cassie - Primitive and Proper
Jadyn - Dutch.British.Love
Jessamie - Bird and Branch Redesign
Julia - Pawley's Island Posh
Kristy - Hyphen Interiors
Lisa - Shine Your Light
Lisa - Trapped in North Jersey
Shaunna - Perfectly Imperfect
Shelley - Crazy Wonderful
Suzy - Saved by Suzy
Tiffany - Living Savvy
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