Vintage Suitcase Side Table
I do! I love that they have travelled the world and held the cherished possessions of someone special. So... when a friend asked if I could do something with these old suitcases that belonged to her parents I jumped at the chance to make them into a wonderful piece that she could keep forever.
She wanted them to be made into something that she could use in a corner of her Dining Room as a statement piece. Her only "asks" where that they be dark in colour and look like something that had come from a Bombay catalogue. :)
To attach the legs to the largest suitcase that would serve at the bottom of the stack, I measured and marked off where I wanted the legs to be then drilled holes through the vinyl with a drill bit slightly smaller than the screw on the legs.
The ribbon straps worked perfectly to hold the stack together and added another dimension to the side table.
I am just so in love with these suitcases I hate to give them back!
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Melody Boling Medlock on May 13, 2020
I have held onto an old suitcase for years looking at idea, after idea. This is the only one I have seen that makes me want to do it. The suitcase belonged to my grandparents. It was the very first purchase they made as a married couple. It is still in beautiful condition and I just couldn't see myself using it as a planter, nailing it to a wall or drilling holes in it.