I have three kids. I have a LOT of play clothes…goes hand in hand right?
This is the play clothes before:
This is my thrift store steal for $3.00
I love this color..(I once bought a vacuum for the only reason it was blue)
ohhh. not so pretty. I ripped that all out. and took some new fabric and spray adhesived it on.
I did all the middle and then worked my way around the edges just tucking the excess underneath.
held a piece of cardboard up to prevent the spray getting on everything.
did all around the sides and then put the bottom piece on.
Took my glue gun and hot glued any loose pieces. so it was snug as a bug in a rug.
Painted a cream map….
I use this paint for just about everything.
Did a second coat of cream and added some brown….
painted dress up…I had just bought these stickers so I just copied the lettering and I used some stickers too.
I plan on making a girl one as soon as I find the right suitcase!
my girl one is HERE!
Oh so Cute! What a great job you did…it looks awesome.
Thats such a great idea!!!
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Amanda K says
Oh my goodness!! This is darling! I am totally adding to my Friday Favorites today! I love it!
What a fabulous idea. We are not in the dress up stage yet, but i think we are heading there quickly…my little girl loves "princess" shoes!
Shayna Mills says
So cute and so clever!!! I just love it!
I love it!! can't wait for John to be old enough to need one for those! 🙂
I love this…we are getting a new family/play room and was trying to come up with a fun way to store the clothes…thrift stores here I come! as if the three time in the last week weren't enough!
That is awesome! what a great way to store dress ups. I love the map and the material is cool…makes me kinda dizzy if I star at it too long! 😉
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Your blog is FABULOUS! That dress up case is genius…our house could definitely use one or four of those! 🙂 Have a wonderful Easter!
So adorable! I wish I had one of these when I was little! lol!
I love this idea… we are doing up our kids play room and I was looking for a new idea for the dress up! thanks.
Kami @ Sweet Charli... says
So cute! WHAT A FUN IDEA!! Thanks for liking up! Stop by again!!
That is so fun!!! I love the map on the front, it's fabulous! The liner is great too!
This is so fun! I really like it!
L ~DIY Diva~ says
Cute! my son needs this. oh and i love the name of your blog….i love my glue gun as well!
Jessica Hills says
That is adorable! I'll bet your kids just LOVE that! Thanks so much for posting on Favorite Things Friday!
The Buchingers says
Wow this is so creative…thanks for the idea! I also awarded you with an award…check out my blog!
What thrift store do you shop at? Holy cow I don't see stuff like this around where I live.
Star @ A Load Of Craft says
Wow this is really great and all your stuff is so creative – I love it! I'm your newest follower. Thanks for visiting my blog 🙂
How funny! I was just telling my hubby yesterday that I was going to try to find a trunk to refinish for our kiddos dress-up clothes. 🙂 I love what you've done with this. Great inspiration. Thanks for sharing!
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Love this! I can't wait to see your girl version!!!
Stacey @ Fun to Craft says
I love this. It turned out so great. Thanks for sharing at Fun to Craft's Spring has Sprung Party.
This idea is so GREAT! I love it and the fact that it fits under the bed!
I just had to feature this on my blog!
I hope you'll come over and check it out.
Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking says
What a cute, memorable piece you made… you kiddos have one great mom. Thanks so much for sharing at the POPP.
Jenn @ Delicious Ambiguity says
Hi, I just came across your blog & love it! This dress up suitcase is fantastic. Perfect for small spaces & easy clean-up!
I host a party called Tot Tuesdays every week & would love it if you would link up your great ideas for tots. I’m also hosting Yummy Mummy Week May 9th-16th. I hope you’ll stop by:
Have a great week!
The Sice Family says
Completely cool! Wendy x
vignette design says
How fun! What a great idea! I might have to make a dress up suitcase for my granddaughter.
Allison Shops says
I would have sworn I commented on this the other day. You did a nice job – love the exterior. Dropping by from BNOTP.
Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something says
cute as can be! I love it! …another well done job.
SOOO CUTE! I just bought a set of 3 (three sizes) of these at a garage sale, But wasn't sure what I was gonna do with 'em! Perfect idea! Thanks so much 🙂
That is awesome! I am SO going to be on the lookout for a suitcase to do this.
Amy @ peppertowne.com says
I love it, I've been looking for one of those to do that same thing to. Very cool.
That's awesome. Back in the day, I had a dress up box for the boys and one for the girl. They used that for years! Friends LOVED the dress up box, too. I wish I would have thought to make a cute suitcase for it.
OMG this is fabulous!!
Giggleberry (Amy) says
I found this little project a while ago and finally got the time free to tackle it for myself today – Thanks so much for the inspiration!!! Here is our new dress up suitcase: http://giggleberrycreations.blogspot.com/2011/06/new-from-old-repurposed-suitcase-into.html
Ashley - Apples By Ashley says
Love this! I purchased a couple of vintage suitcases a few years back, and I use them to store my craft supplies (like big rolls of duck tape, contact paper, etc.). You’ve inspired me to re-line the suitcases and make them pretty again 🙂