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.
Miriam on Jan 16, 2022
My husband and I have always love vintage suitcases. We have been using them for good 30 years as decoration, before they were popular. Some of our friends thought we were crazy and now is supper popular. I use them as end tables, coffee tables even as a tower from big to small in a corner of a room. They are from the 30’s to the 60’s we just love them.