How To Upcycle A Suitcase Into A Table
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Hokus Pokus Decor transfer
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Blueberry
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Dixie Belle Blue Sponge
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Clear Coat
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Espresso Gel Stain
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Vintage suitcase and a old luggage rack. Let’s make a table!
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Clean the entire surface with White Lightning. I spray painted the hardware gold. Let’s prep!
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Since the surface is shiny plastic I covered the suitcase in Slick Stick. This is a bonding primer.
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I used Gel Stain in Espresso to cover the wood rack. This is applied directly over the finish.
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Drill the rack into the suitcase.
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The design choice for this piece is Papillon Decor transfer from Hokus Pokus & Blueberry!
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Blueberry by Dixie Belle. I used a flat medium brush to apply the color. Two coats will be needed.
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Let’s plan the transfer placement. Lay it down while attached to the backing and cut to size.
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Hokus Pokus transfers arrive in a tube with the burnishing stick inside. As well as instructions.
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I sealed the entire suitcase in Clear Coat applied with a sponge. This helps the transfer adhere.
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Using a blue sponge to apply the clear coat evenly.
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Place your transfer down and remove the backing. Use the stick to burnish it down. Pull back gently
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You can see the transfer release from the plastic.
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After applying the transfer I sealed the suitcase in Clear Coat Satin applied with a sponge.
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Using Spray Wax applied to the corners I brushed on Dixie Dirt in Charcoal with a Belle Brush.
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This ages the suitcase and adds depth.
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I used my finger to apply Gold Gilding Wax to the edges.
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I cut foam board to the size of the interior top and base. This will be covered in material.
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I applied the remaining parts of the transfer to the material. This will be located on the top.
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I used a glue gun to adhere the material to the inside. The foam board will cover the bottom edge.
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Using hot glue I attached the top foam board and inserted the base.
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Now we have a table with storage! So cute.
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Featuring Dixie Belle paint products.
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Hokus Pokus Papillon Decor transfer.
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Where furniture meets art. Thanks for watching!
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