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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Covering a Briefcase with Fabric - a Makeover

 I have been loving the suitcase decor I have been seeing lately. So when I found a few briefcases at a yard sale for only a dollar each, I grabbed them. One I left as is and the other I covered with fabric.

Here's a the best before picture I have: You can see it was a maroon color. I spray painted the handle first.

I don't really have a tutorial on how to do this. I got some fabric mod podge and started painting it on the briefcase in the center. Then I added the fabric and smoothed it on. Then continued working on another section. I used two pieces of fabric, one for the top and one for the bottom of the briefcase. I folded the fabric kind of like you would a present, when I did the sides. I had to make a few cuts for the latches. I make an x and then folded the fabric under.

So here's my "new" briefcase decor. The bottom one is the maroon briefcase covered in fabric. The middle one I just left as is. The top piece is actually a silverware case that I got for a quarter and spray painted to match the handle of the briefcase. I have them placed by the piano and I'm using them to store piano music.

What do you think? Do you like the fabric?

Linking up at Lady Behind the CurtainTidy MomLife as a Lofthouse, Or so she says..., Homemade Ginger, 
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