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Luggage was bought mainly by women as part of her dry itchy patches on skin spreading obligation to her "man." one of the obligations of new brides, according to an article from cosmopolitan magazine in 1935, was her responsibility at making sure that the "box room" or luggage room was well maintained by the servants. It was her responsibility to make sure that the luggage dry itchy patches on skin spreading was well-taken care of – waxed, polished and cleaned inside and out. Old fashioned luggage, displayed as if someone were going out to catch an dry itchy patches on skin spreading ocean liner to go across the atlantic. Sofia peralta photo.

The entire market changed when samsonite discovered that they could dry itchy patches on skin spreading use canvas for luggage, and completely took over the competition. A popular model of the 1950’s was the white hatbox, used for things like gloves, scarves, and hats. It became known as the "model’s hat box"-because, one supposes, every model needed to have a white samsonite hatbox with dry itchy patches on skin spreading all of the aforementioned items.

Most handbags and luggage (except leather) can be cleaned, both inside and out, with a warm cloth dampened with mild soap. It’s not necessary to get it soaking wet, you just want to lightly wipe it down. Let the solution sit on heavily used areas like straps dry itchy patches on skin spreading and handles. Air-dry it for a day outdoors if possible, or near an open window where it can get a dry itchy patches on skin spreading lot of air circulation. Old fashioned luggage: the more you have the cooler it looks in the dry itchy patches on skin spreading stack!

For leather, get a cream leather cleaner from any shoe repair shop dry itchy patches on skin spreading and apply it with a soft cloth. In the case of suede, brush it gently with a suede brush to remove any dry itchy patches on skin spreading dirt. If you have dirt or other spots that look embedded dry itchy patches on skin spreading in the leather, take it to a professional dry cleaner. Always follow up any leather cleaning with a leather conditioner dry itchy patches on skin spreading to replace the leather’s natural oils.

With a tape measure, measure out the inside dimensions of your suitcase or item. Measure out a template on newspaper and see if it dry itchy patches on skin spreading fits the entire area you want to line. If it doesn’t quite cover in some areas, get more newspaper and do it again. Tape together 2 sheets if necessary. Then go to a fabric store and find the material dry itchy patches on skin spreading you want to line your item with, anything from red vinyl to pure white silk to leopard-print satin (you probably need less than 1 yard).

Use fabric glue to glue down the fabric around the dry itchy patches on skin spreading frame and edges, tucking the edges under for a clean finish. To make sure it doesn’t poof out around the edges, put some fabric glue between the crease before you fold dry itchy patches on skin spreading the edge (to bind the two layers together before you glue the dry itchy patches on skin spreading edge down). You can also just use a staple gun if you dry itchy patches on skin spreading don’t care how it looks on the inside.

If your item is made of a hard material, be sure to use a decorator’s paint and add a final finishing spray to seal dry itchy patches on skin spreading it afterward. Or paint the entire thing. Spray paint will do an even-looking job unless you’re doing detail work. Sprays come in cool glitter, stone, pearly, crackle, glow, and suede finishes. Be sure to cover any metal parts or handles you dry itchy patches on skin spreading don’t want to be painted with painter’s tape. Sand it lightly with sandpaper beforehand for maximum adhesion.

You can also use decorative paint pens, which come in many varieties these days and stamp your dry itchy patches on skin spreading item with some personal, freestyle art. You can also use iron-on artwork from your computer if you’re working on canvas. A girl we talked to used fast-drying shiny, silver nail polish to paint around the edges of her dry itchy patches on skin spreading red vintage hatbox luggage case.

If you want to make margaritas, do it before you pick up that staple gun. If you’re not taking a trip for a while, there are other ways to put that funked-out piece of luggage to use. Put it in a wooden crate or cylinder pedestal and dry itchy patches on skin spreading make it into a nightstand or a coffee table. Put old letters, photographs, and artwork in them in hiding it under your bed dry itchy patches on skin spreading for storage. Find hatboxes to stack up and then put a vintage dry itchy patches on skin spreading phone on top, next to your bed.

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