Turn that vintage case from "mehh" to "wow that's super cute! where did you get it?!"
I found this vintage Samsonite train case at a Goodwill outlet store (even cheaper than regular Goodwills!). It cost me a whole $.99 but normally they would cost between $4-$5 from what I've hear others say. You can also find them at thrift stores like the Salvation Army which according to people that have gotten them their, they were about $8. The time for this project really varies depending on the design you choose to paint. It's fairly simple, just time consuming when you add in dry time. I bought all supplies for the project at walmart.
Primer/base coat- $3.50
acrylic paint (pink)- $1
acrylic paint (black)- $1
Spray gloss sealant- $3.50
Masking tape- $2
Total: $23 (estimate)
It seems expensive but most of the supplies can be used on the next one, except for the crystals :) Hope you like this!
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Next you will want to apply a clear glossy sealant BEFORE removing taped off areas. You may want to do 2 coats. In the craft section they have Mod Podge in spray form, but in the spray paint section in walmart you can get a clear non yellowing glossy sealer for about $2 less...that's what I used and it was fine. Now you can remove your tape after the clear coat dries
next I used some crystals that come in strips, i got them from the scrapbooking section in walmart for $3 per pack- this took me 4 packages. once you're done adding any finishing touches you want, your case is now as cute as can be and totally unique to you! We'll tackle the inside next- although this one is is good shape- i painted the border of the mirror inside matching baby pink.