Friday, February 07, 2014

Old vanity case restyled!

Hey friends!
This is not a jewelry or accessories tutorial. It's something more. It's time to start a little bit of decoration projects! Recently I found my mom’s old vanity case and I started thinking if it would end up in the recycle bin or if I could transform it into a contemporary and romantic decorative element. My mom also is an amazing and talented artist when it comes to recycle and transform old things. So I have a strong legacy when I am involved in these projects. I am going to show you step by step the procedure and you will see how something old and broken can become beautiful and "alive" again!

Photo 1
Here is the initial look of the vanity case.

Photo 2
The materials that I used:
Glue for fabrics
Golden spray paint
Acrylic golden paint
Paint brush
Scrap fabric

Photo 3
First of all I had to paint with the golden spray the clasp because it was so rusted. I placed a paper around it, so I won’t paint the fabric. I painted the small areas that I couldn’t spray with a paint brush using gold acrylic color.

Photo 4-5

In order to make a pattern I used plain paper and wrapped it around the vanity case. With my pencil, I draw the lines and cut these two patterns. I placed the pattern on my fabric and cut the pieces that I needed.

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With my paint brush I put a generous amount of glue in the upper part and started to glue on the fabric.

Extra tip: stretch the fabric while you put it on and with the back point of the scissors press inside the joining parts.

Tadaaa! It came out great and I decided that it can decorate my mini bookcase beside my favorite frame. So find old objects and rediscover their vintage beauty. I am sure you can create without spending money, unique and fabulous objects!

And don't forget Keep calm and be happy!




Anonymous said...

I have several of these type of cases from my mother and some of them are stained. This is a great project, thank you!

Andrea said...

While this is definitely a great upcycling project, we do ask that when you post a refashion the final product be something you wear. If you have any questions about that at all, feel free to contact us with questions! I'll leave this post up this once, but in future, please make sure that you post wearable refashions :) (yours are ones that I particularly enjoy!)

Andrea EOD

(One way to have shared this would have been to share a piece of refashioned jewelry and then adding this as sort of a bonus piece, for example)