Monday, July 6, 2015

The Case of the Neutrals

Yes, I have a case of the neutrals to share with your today.
No, it's not a virus, but you can catch it and I know many of you have.

I love shades of ivory, white and light beige together.
I call this the neutrals.
Even some light grey is pretty too.
Then adding a pop of color for the season 
is the perfect touch when using this color combo as your home decor theme.

Today I used my love of the neutrals 
to design this vintage suitcase I found 
on a junkin trip.

It's the sweetest size and perfect to hold magazines, special treasures and more.
It could also be an overnight case or the perfect brides keepsake case.

To both sides, I stenciled this French label design in an upright position for standing.

The background is hand painted in Lace Chalk Paint by DecoArt
and the white stitched edging is Everlasting CP, also by DecoArt.

The stencil is hand painted in a sienna color acrylic paint.

I painted light beige stripes all around the sides and dry brushed white to soften the look.

It didn't come with a key but in very good condition as you can see above,
I added lace and tulle  along with a chalkboard tag.

To the interior, I added neutral papers in a collage design and sealed in place with modpodge.
White satin trim finishes off the bottom and lid.

For a little accent, I added this French lady graphic card and layered flower.

Here's a better look at the trim.

Bottom has pretty stitching hand painted in white which stands out against  the ivory background.

Lastly, I added a coordinating journal  and pen in the neutral shades
 with the same trim and layered flower.

This vintage case was so much fun to design.

It will be arriving in my etsy shop sometime today.

Do you, or have you ever had, the case of the neutrals?

Be Blessed  with a great day!


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