Friday, April 19, 2013
Recycled Suitcase using Vintage Tablecloth
My kids are both hunkering in their respective neighborhoods in Boston. Our son is about a mile away from the Cambridge home of the terrorist suspect. Our daughter is in her dorm & both are behind locked doors. I don't normally go to the office on Fridays & wanted to keep myself busy while I watch the progress on TV. I purchased this grey suitcase a couple of weeks ago & didn't open it before I bought it. When I did I was really discouraged, but wanted to save this case if I could find a way. I left the Greyhound bus tag of the lady that had previously owned it. It feels like a connection with her...
What do you think of the before & after photos?
The cloth lining the "after" photo is a vintage tablecloth. It had several large holes & yellow stains. I wanted to see if I could use this fabric to create a picnic hamper. I have a red Thermos that I think would be perfect. I've got a piece of the tablecloth soaking to see if I can make a small picnic cloth to take with us. Somehow I don't think that paper plates will be quite right for this set-up, but I can imagine some old plastic dishes that I could possibly find. This was a lot of fun to work on & only took a few hours from start to finish. I did use the old lining as a template & to figure out the order for reassembly.