Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Vintage Glamour Cases

I have a love affair with painting and fluffing vintage suitcases!
I just finished these two vintage Marilyn Monroe glamour cases and they are by far my favorites!
I will be featuring the young and fabulous Marilyn Monroe in my booth at Cadwell's Flea Market!
I would love to make a couple more for myself to store magazines and other treasures in! 
 These old suitcases are decieving...many times they have been stored well with beautiful interiors, but their outside color makes me want to run for the hills. 
An easy transformation using paint, spray adhesive and a pretty picture!
I brush paint mine with three coats or you can use spray paint.
Use a pretty vintage piece of lace or scarf to wrap the handle in.
 Marilyn is just fabulous and makes for such a glamorous suitcase!
Notice the young Marilyn Monroe on the pink suitcase her eyes are bright as she gets more famous Marilyn's eyes change.
I will be sharing this with the fabulous

Big squishy hugs,


  1. You always do the cutest things! I love the vintage suitcases, so adorable!


  2. Olivia, I love it! I have done a couple posts on suitcases recently my latest is using travel stickers. I love this though, I am going to give it a whirl as I have like 6 suitcases sitting in my garage and i was looking for new ideas. Where did you find Marilyn?


  3. These are so pretty! I love how you wrap the handles to dress them up. Who wouldn't love a glamour case with Marilyn on it. After all, isn't she one of the most glamorous of celebrities?

  4. Totally chic and fab! LOVE IT!


  5. Hi Olivia ~
    These are gorgeous!!!! I love vintage suitcases and have close to ohhh.. about a million now (I think) I've lost count, lol :))
    This gives me a whole new view on all those ugly ones stuck in the back somewhere!!
    Thank you for sharing and thank you for visiting my blog and taking the time to leave a sweet comment!!!
    ~~ Michella ~~

  6. Hi Olivia,
    I love your Marilyn suitcase. I have one in my closet right now that needs a makeover. I'm with you on the original colors on these. Some are just downright ugly! LOL! But,no problem cause we can sure pretty them up!


  7. Olivia,
    I am really loving this sweet suitcase!! So very pretty and so glamorous with Marilyn on it!!


  8. Hi Olivia, I am visiting from Faded Charm and so happy I dropped by. What a grand idea you had with recycling the suitcases. They look wonderful and I love the added trim on the handle. Happy Creating, Kathy

  9. Do you know how many of those ugly old suitcases I have passed up? I'm sick! I won't anymore...
    Hugs- Tete

  10. Great creative mind. I would never have thought of that idea. They are great and should sell very well.

  11. These are so creative! I wish you much success!

    Have a great weekend!

  12. I just love what you have done with the suitcases, so so pretty. I too am a Marilyn Monroe fan, there will never be another like her.
    I wish I could go to your Booth at the flea market. I'm sure I live too far away!
    Have a Happy Pink Day!

    marian elizabeth

  13. Happy Pink Saturday Olivia Sweetie...
    A gorgeous share today. Bravo on your creations. I am clapping sweet friend, please take a bow or curtsy.

    These two cases are absolutely exquisite. You did a fabulous job. I love the pink one. So delightful and fun and even magical. I love the way you wrapped the handles as well, so pretty. They just scream Marilyn. She would have loved it.

    Have a beautiful weekend sweetie and a magical Pink Saturday. Many hugs and much love from Phoenix, Sherry

  14. Olivia, Thx so much you always inspire me. I just need to get busy. So many great ideas so little energy I mean time. Oh well.



  15. Hello Olivia
    Thank you for commenting on my Antique sale post today..I think our tastes are very similar so you would have found loads of treasures! Have a great week!


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