Sometimes in decorating you have to take an old piece and update it to give it a fresh new look. Taking old pieces around your home and repurposing can end up saving you money, while also satisfying your need to buy something new! Here and there I run across some awesome suitcases that I would never want to paint over. However, there are a few that definitely need a face lift. That is where I come in! I am going to show you how to paint a suitcase ….the easy way of course.
How to Paint a Suitcase
Steps to Paint a Suitcase
- Tape off the center of the suitcase, being careful not to cover the hardware.
- Paint the top and bottom of the suitcase. I used Annie Sloan’s Duck Egg chalk paint. I like to use chalk paint on accessories, as it sticks to just about everything. This also eliminates the need for using primer.
- Apply 2 coats of chalk paint for better coverage.
- When paint has dried, pull off the tape.
- Carefully paint the center if needed. I used Annie Sloan’s Old Orchard chalk paint. I wanted the hardware to be left silver so I taped that off to make sure I didn’t accidentally paint it.
- When paint is dry, seal everything with a clear soft wax.