Thrift Store Addict

vintage luggae

I’ve been a busy bee lately. Found these great vintage suitcases today for a new project that I have planned.

Thrifty store books

These tasty treats were just sitting on the bottom shelf in the book section at the thrift store so I just HAD to bring them home.

Steamer Trunk

And this lovely beauty caught my right away. I’ve been looking for her for years! Once I laid eyes on her, I knew she would be mine.

It’s going to be a crafty summer for me! 🙂

9 thoughts on “Thrift Store Addict”

  1. What do you think you’re going to do with the trunk? I have one that is almost identical and I thought about covering it in fabric but I don’t know where to begin.


    1. My original plan was to repair the tear in the top with mod podge, paint the hardware in a silver, and then coat the whole thing in polyacrylic. I wanted it to be as original as possible. However, once I started cleaning it, the started to rip more, and I noticed some damage on the bottom. I had to replace the wood on the bottom of the chest. In that process, the top tore even more and is now too badly damaged to salvage. I think I will just tape off the hardware and paint the whole thing. Not sure what color though.


      1. Yeah, I could see that (trying to keep it original). My isn’t an antique. It’s just my dirty old footlocker trunk from school and it’s covered in stickers of all the places I’ve been. I’ve kind of outgrown the look so I was going to cover it in a linen-burlap-neutral-something fabric. I’m thinking fabric ModPodge would work. This would be my first big ModPodge project so I don’t know. Thanks for writing back. I was scouring the web for someone that had a trunk like mine and all I could find were pretty wooden trunks. I’m going to take before and after pictures so we’ll see! 🙂


        1. Can’t wait to see! There are some great tutorials on Mod Podging large pieces on pinterest. I think that the hardest mod podge project I’ve done to date is a folding Ikea chair. Getting the fabric around tight corners was a real challenge! My advice: have at least 3 extra exacto blades on hand. mod podge the entire thing, let it dry, the use the exacto knife to trim the fabric around the hardware. OR, use a matching cord from the fabric store to cover all the areas around the hardware. Can’t wait to see the before and after! I should have mine posted in about a week or so.


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