I have wanted to do this for so long and finally, I just did it! If you have ever traveled by air, you know there are a gazillion black bags on that baggage claim line. I wanted ours to be easy to spot and less likely to get taken by mistake by someone else. These babies will surely stand out in a crowd.
It was really pretty easy and I just used acrylic craft paint and lots of masking tape to make the plaid. The plaid is on all the sides and the front plain pocket.
A word of advice: Don't attempt this right before a trip, when you are tired and already stressed. Give it some thought because once you commit to a pattern/design, there is no going back. Be sure to give it plenty of time to dry. Consider who else might be using the set of luggage. I had in mind a lovely damask pattern but thought my husband might not be comfortable with it.
Well, if you see this out and about, say hi...I am nearby!