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Avocado Vintage Train Case
by Rebecca on July 17th, 2015

avocado green vintage train case makeover
I LOVE green. Have you seen the name of this blog/my daughter? Ivy. That's right. But what I love even more than regular green, is green from the 70s. Gimme some AVOCADO! When I was a kid, my older brothers had their own apartment downstairs with a kitchen, with original avocado green appliances. I loved it! Where is that avocado green fridge when I need want it?! Get in my kitchen! When I got this avocado green train case, I was in love. But first things first, I had to rip out it's stinky guts.
avocado green vintage train case makeover
I know. Sad. A piece of history is gone. Ripped to shreds. Except it's not sad, because it smells like cigarettes and wet dog! Ewww!

If you've been following Ivy & Co. for a while, you probably know the rest of my process:
avocado green vintage train case makeover
  • Leave the train case closed, with a bowl of baking soda, coffee grounds and essential oils, for about a week to get rid of the stench. Wipe it out with an all purpose cleaning product at the end of the week.
avocado green vintage train case makeover
  • Modge Podge a layer of felt, or something similar on the inside surfaces. (I like to use fake "snow" from Christmas time, you know like those strips used on fake fireplaces?)
  • Using your stinky original insides as a pattern, cut out fabric to fit along the inside of the case. Modge Podge and glue gun the edges to the inside of the case.
avocado green vintage train case makeover
To get a flawless edge, I glue gun a strip of woven ribbon to the edges, and I added pom pom fringe to this one. Who doesn't love pom pom fringe right now?
avocado green vintage train case makeover
I seriously love recovering the insides of train cases. Check out my other ones here and here.
avocado green vintage train case makeover
This one went to this sweetie who purchased it at the Seabury Hall Craft Fair.
I've got a few more train case makeovers to post, all of which have sold! Luckily I have a white one and a navy blue one waiting for their makeovers. I can't wait to get my hands on them!

Aloha, Rebecca
avocado green vintage train case makeover


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