I found treasure on my walk home! I had stopped off at the yarn/fabric store in town intending on starting a sewing project tonight after work, on my walk home. It was all rainy and crowded out so I walked up a different street than usual to get home, and saw this old floral couch at the side of the road. Being a terrible dumpster diver, I had to check it out, and found this beauty in a cardboard box on the couch. I had to rescue it from the rain, so home it came.
I had some crafty plans for it, but after giving the top of it a good scrub to get rid of these gross brown spots (now much fainter, or even completely gone!) the leather is kind of growing on me. Anyhow, it still needs some cleaning, so I'll have the time I spend fixing her up to decide if I'd like to give the suitcase a major revamp or not.
It loses a point for missing the mirror, but gains a million for being lined in orange (my favourite colour!). The lining also happens to be gorgeous, and the only water spots are on a panel that's easily covered.
I've been itching to plan a trip and now it looks like I'll just have to!