Goodwill Wooden Suitcase Makeover

October 03, 2022


Photo of a wooden decor suitcase from Goodwill.
I found this little wooden decorative suitcase at Goodwill in August. 

It was $3.99.

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Photo of a wooden Goodwill suitcase being painted with chalk paint.
After cleaning it with a hot soapy water and dawn soap rag, I started brushing on a couple coats of Dixie Belle Chalk Paint in Midnight Sky.

Dixie Belle's website says this about Midnight Sky

Midnight Sky is a dark blue black. You’ll see this calming color when you take a look through a telescope at night.  Whether your style is modern or rustic, Midnight Sky will make your space feel more grounded. Use this dramatic color to add dimension to your painted project.  This is the perfect furniture paint for chalk painting your furniture, cabinets or any DIY project.  Our chalk mineral paint is ideal for wood, metal, plastics, brick, stone, glass, concrete and so much more. 

Photo of a wooden suitcase painted with chalk paint.
Here is the suitcase after two coats of paint.

Photo of gold metallic paint highlights being added to a wooden suitcase.
Next I brushed Rustoleum Metallic Accents in Soft Gold on the riveted parts of the case.  It took two coats.

Photo of a stencil from Hobby Lobby.I browsed through my plastic tote with small Hobby Lobby stencils and found this Fleur de Lis & Ornate Icons stencil.

The design on the left fit the center area of the case perfectly.

Photo of a Hobby Lobby stencil taped on a wooden suitcase.
I centered (with a ruler) the design on the case top and taped it on using blue painter's tape.

Photo of an upcycled Goodwill wooden suitcase.
I pounced on the stencil with Fusion Mineral Paint in Raw Silk.

The entire piece was waxed with Dixie Belle's Best Dang Wax in Clear.

Photo of an upcycled Goodwill wooden suitcase.
I love suitcases.  This one wasn't really for clothes. Maybe to hold game pieces or something.

Photo of an upcycled Goodwill wooden suitcase.
I am working on two more suitcases as well.  

I plan to use them in a decor/storage project for my house.  I will be sharing that soon.

Photo of an upcycled Goodwill wooden suitcase.
Thanks for visiting everyone!

Photos of an upcycled Goodwill wooden suitcase.
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