Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge: Improvise
A while ago I bought an old wooden suitcase with the aim to restore it and sell. I bought it for $20 and it wasn’t in the best of condition. I stripped it down and tried to tidy the bits and pieces. It was basically made from plywood and was a fit difficult to replace the parts that were broken.
I kept most of the hardware, the hinges, handle and locks but had to replace the corner protectors as a few were bent or missing. I bought a set for less than $10. The old one is on the right. I rather like the new ones which are a bit more ornate.
Once I had it almost finished I thought it looked not all that good. The repairs to the wood on the outside were hard to get matched to the original so I decided to paint the case black. The interior needed a bit of a lift so a few pages of old music books were used to line the inside.
I put the finished suitcase on the local Buy, Swap and Sell FB site. A young lad bought it for $60 and he was going to use it to carry his bagpipes around.
A song to go with the finished suitcase