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Grain Sack Striped Suitcase Storage Table

Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™

Grain Sack Striped Suitcase Storage Table
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Grain Sack Striped Suitcase Storage Table

designed by Doreen Hill

A suitcase and suitcase rack become a unique table when painted with Americana DecorĀ® Chalky Finish.

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Learn more about Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™.


Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™ Paint

  • Legacy (ADC21)
  • Serene (ADC18)
  • Timeless (ADC04)

Americana Decor® Varnishes

  • Ultra-Matte Varnish (ADM04)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • paper towels
  • painter's tape
  • 2" flat brush
  • 2" foam roller
  • stencil of your choice
  • drill gun
  • E6000 Glue (and/or screws)
  • suitcase (vintage)
  • 1" stencil brush
  • suitcase rack


NOTE: Thoroughly wipe inside and outside of old suitcase and rack before painting.

  1. Clean the surfaces of the suitcase and suitcase rack thoroughly with a damp paper towel.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Using a small roller, paint all sides of suitcase and hardware in Timeless.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Cover the inside suitcase fabric with painter's tape and paint along the suitcase edges in Timeless.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Use painter's tape to adhere the stencil of your choice onto the top of the suitcase.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Gently dip a stencil brush into Legacy and dab onto a paper towel to remove excess paint. Dab the paint onto the stencil, using a light up-and-down motion. Move the stencil onto the other edge of the suitcase and repeat. Use Serene on the small striping.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Continue stenciling on the handle side of the suitcase, carefully matching stripes.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Paint the suitcase rack in Timeless using a 2" flat brush. Place the suitcase onto the rack. Attach with E6000 Glue and/or screws for added durability.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Apply a coat of Ultra-Matte Varnish to the entire surface.
    Step 7 Example


Keep wet paper towels handy to wipe up drips quickly.

Shake the paint thoroughly and stir for smooth consistency.