Back in the spring, I found an inexpensive vintage suitcase at a local antique shop. I brought it home, cleaned it up and painted it white. I wanted to add stripes and decided on green. I marked off my stripes with my blue brand painter’s tape and painted the stripes with a green acrylic paint. After I removed the tape, this is what I found.
That’s not a very crisp line is it . . . . In addition to the lines not being so crisp, I really wasn’t crazy about the color green. I tried adding some dark wax to try to mute the color a bit, but it was still too bright! This week, I decided to repaint the suitcase stripes and edges.
This time I used the Frog Tape, that I received in my Haven swag bag, to tape off the green lines! I have heard rave reviews of Frog Tape, but had never tried it myself.
I used Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray to paint the stripes. Here’s a close-up after I removed the Frog Tape. That’s a big improvement from the above green stripe!
For now, the suitcase is in the living room. I’m not sure it will stay there, but with the color now – it can work in any room!
To celebrate the Labor Day weekend, I am having a sale in my Hymns and Verses Etsy Shop. All of my hymn prints are 20% off now through Monday, September 2. Use the coupon code LABOR20 at the Etsy Checkout.
Wishing you a wonderful extended holidlay weekend!