I've never owned real luggage before, even though I'm about to turn 30 and I go on regular vacations. My luggage suite consists of:
1-large green duffel bag very faded and beat up that I used to take to summer camp, purchased in 1988
1-Red hello kitty duffle bag given to me as a gift by my bf probably circa 1999
2-very cute and VERY small matching 1960's overnight bags
You see my problem. And yet, I absolutely HATE owning anything ugly, which is why I've never bought suitcases. I finally bit the bullet and bought a set of two very big and very practical suitcases at Goodwill for $15 for the pair.
You know the type... with wheels and a handle... utterly generic.... indistinguishable from every other suitcase coming down the luggage carousel.
I couldn't take it. I had to craftster them up. I pulled out some felt and a hot glue gun and put on a movie, and this is what I came up with:
Mine(yes, I took the bigger suitcase for myself):
I'm pretty happy with the results. I have no idea how durable this will be, but I'm leaving on vacation in a week, so I'll find out. Plus, this project cost me about $20 for the supplies AND the suitcases, so ya can't beat that.
What do you guys think? Any suggestions for travel-proofing the felty part?