And, I found one....
Actually, Mr. Monkey found it on his very first trip with the girl-babe and I, to our nearest Bibles for Missions thrift store. This pretty blue case was sitting on the floor with a bunch of other sad looking cases.... a diamond in the rough for sure....
The price tag.... a WHOPPING $3.00! Yes, folks, this was the steal of the day!
So here it is.... the transformation....
|original condition, ok, but, not really... and still has it's keys!|
|let the stripping begin - woo-hoo!!!|
|interesting.... butter cookie packaging as backing.... repurposing, I LOVE IT!|
|original lining stuck.... ah, no biggie|
|vintage sheeting fabric, batting, glue gun, and many-many-many glue sticks|
|pretty trims, not sure what to use just yet....|
|fitting and gluing the batting, really just winging it....until....|
|OUCHIE! why does this ALWAYS happen to me?|
|burnt fingers forgotten.... bottom lining finito!|
|glue and press, glue and press.... top lining also finito!|
|cutting, trimming, fitting and attaching the pretty flowers|
|oops, forgot to take a shot of the trim being applied, my bad, here it is finished|
|the monkey-girl throwing in Bear's clothes before I could finish, love her excitement|
|'take a pitcher of me, mommy!' (heart melting)|
|DONE! and PACKED!|
I think, later-later, I'll add some clear pockets to the top to house the socks and shoes, and maybe paint the monkey's name on the outside.... I'll be sure to add that as a REFURB-RECON-REPURPOSE post too!
I hope this inspires you glue-gun toting craft-goddesses to tackle your own repurpose projects. Have a lovely day my friends ;)