Chic Undercover Storage
Whenever I discover a storage idea that is chic and on-the-cheap, I just have to share. 1950s and 40s vintage train and cosmetic cases are stylish enough to keep out in the open on a dresser or bathroom shelf. They also hide the bulkier beauty products, brushes and hair dryers undercover yet keeping everything accessible. Find them at flea markets, resale shops and etsy.com for under$40.
A vintage piece like this gives a small, ho-hum room a sense of history. I imagine a young woman in the 50s, à la Grace Kelly, hopping on a train looking for romance and adventure in the big city, holding onto her train case with so much promise.
Personalize it with a DIY Monogram
Give the train case a personal touch and attach inexpensive brass letter brads (you scrapbookers out there know how great brads are) for an instant monogram that costs less than $2.00.
The case was too thick to poke the brads all the way through so I just glued them on.
Make sure the used cases are clean from major stains inside, or think about re-lining the interior with your own fabric.
Check out clever ways to personalize your little nest here.
Happy trails…and decorating, of course.