Antique Suitcase Gets a Makeover
This post is a little DIY inspiration as we take an antique piece and give it a totally new purpose. An antique suitcase gets new look, as it maintains it’s integrity but definitely looks chic, hip, and fresh.
A friend had an old suitcase that had been in her family for many years and she wanted a use for it, instead of having it tucked under a bed.
I took it and made it into a small accent table with minimal effort.
The before and after ----this suitcase had seen better days! Now it's useful and adorable!
How the suitcase looked when I got it. I removed the hardware to clean it. I wiped down the entire piece and sanded it lightly before applying 2 coats of chalk paint I mixed up. (Dove color)
The suitcase drying after the first coat of painting and ready for a 2nd coat.
Antique table legs found at our local antique store. Wiped them off and sanded lightly before 2 coats of paint.
Trimming the legs for the perfect height prior to the painting.
After two coats of paint and ready to attach leg hardware
Drilling on the hardware for the table legs and drilling holes for the screwing mechanisms
Stencil for the top lid
Stenciled using antique medium in mahogany
Putting all the shiny (freshly polished) original hardware back on.
I loved the way the table turned out. It is now a perfect functional piece that will get lots of use.
With new paint, table legs and shiny hardware- she looks stunning.
The inside bottom was lined by decoupaging scrapbook paper for a more finished look.