Extra Storage From an Old Suitcase.

4 Materials
3 Hours

I found this old suitcase at a second hand store. It looked to be in good shape from the outside, so I gave it the old “sniff test” on the inside. I was totally amazed that there were no musty smells, or any other smells for that matter, when I opened it up!

I used a cleaner to make it look nice. It really didn't need much either! A great brand of suitcase also!

So then I was on the lookout for a suitcase stand and I found this. But, I wasn’t in love with the strapping.

So I added this. I found this at a large material store that was going out of business. I think it’s used for the inside of furniture usually, but I thought it would look great as my straps.

I also added a larger piece of wood on the front that the suitcase rests on because the suitcase didn’t sit quite level. If it’s going to be used as a table, it needs to be level!

You can’t really see it, because I tried to hide it underneath those inside straps, but I simply screwed the suitcase to the base.

And there you have it! This would be great in a guest room don’t you think!

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1 question
  • TerriLea
    on Sep 11, 2019

    If a suitcase (mine had been in an outdoor storage building...ewe) HAS the musky, or moldy odor, what is the best way to get the smell out if regular cleaning doesn't do it?

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  • Susan Ellis Yamakawa
    on Sep 9, 2019

    I would love it to store out of season shoes

    • Shirley
      on Aug 15, 2020

      Clean your shoes first! You might consider putting each pair in a cloth bag for storage, too, to protect both them and the storage container.

  • Dl.5660408
    on Aug 16, 2020

    So cute! How lucky you were to find such a nice suitcase and stand

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