Suitcase Side Table Upcycle

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WE are all about that retro chic vibe when it comes to decor. So when we found this awesome old suitcase, we knew we had to work some DIY magic with it. Check out this easy how-to on adding hairpin legs to an old suitcase to make a sweet upcycled side table. Groovy, baby!

We found this vintage gem at a flea market. Find a vintage suitcase that has a sturdy build, preferably your choice 2nd hand loot is made of wood. If not, we suggest reinforcing the inside of the suitcase with wood to drill into. We didn't reinforce with wood since a) the suitcase wouldn't open and b) it was already made of wood! SCORE. Here's how we did it...

Step 1: Measure out where the hairpin legs are going to go. Line up the sides of the legs with the frame of the suitcase to make sure they go on straight and are even with each other. Use a pen to mark where the screws are going to go.

Step 2: Using the treasure map you made with your pen, drill a hole directly into the suitcase where you marked with your pen. YAS, power tools!...

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  • Helen Helen on Mar 30, 2017
    Love this, I made one using different legs and to answer Jay & Jenmarsh 5, you do not need to put anything inside for legs. Mine is over year old and is still doing ok. Like your color, mine is brown.

  • Colimbia1 Colimbia1 on Sep 11, 2017
    I have accumulate a few and would like to put legs on it. What I want to do is make it so I can have 2 or three together but some how fix them so I can stack and also be able to open the suitcase(s) under the top one. This would help me save space and also make it easy to get into them. Any ideas?