Asked on Jul 19, 2016

What can I do with my grandmas old travel case?

It is from the 1930's. Should I restore it, up cycle it, hmmmm? I don't plan to use it as a travel case, but don't want to toss it either.
q what can i do with my grandmas old travel case , repurpose unique pieces, repurposing upcycling
  19 answers
  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Jul 19, 2016
    If you add some legs it would make an awesome side table. You could also attach it to a wall, add some shelves and it would look lovely as a little cupboard perhaps in the bathroom.

  • Valerie Valerie on Jul 19, 2016
    I like the idea of putting legs on to it. As you have a meditation space, I would use it to store all your little bits and pieces, kind of like a meditation memory box. I think it is a beautiful piece, and something that you can cherish for years to come.

  • Shelli Dall Lindenfeld Shelli Dall Lindenfeld on Jul 19, 2016
    I have mine on a shelf, opened and used it to put family photos in

  • Peggy Scarsella Peggy Scarsella on Jul 19, 2016
    You could use it in two ways: 1) In the bathroom with rolled towels, sponges and spa products, 2) in a guest room as a comfort/welcome kit with magazines, maps, snacks, toiletries, candle, etc.

  • Sandra Allen Sandra Allen on Jul 19, 2016
    As a crocheter, I love containers all over my house with balls of yarn in them. I would put a box inside upside down so that just the top row of yarn balls show.

  • Mikkigirl Mikkigirl on Jul 20, 2016
    You could use it in the bathroom-fill with rolled up towels, toiletries, etc, for guests.

  • Jjarnett Jjarnett on Jul 20, 2016
    I see your love for flowers. Why not put pretty fake plants/flowers & use it as a decorative element in you home.

  • Trisha Trisha on Jul 20, 2016
    I have a case like that and turned it into a n embellished, totally girly, toolbox to keep in the kitchen for little jobs so I don't have to run down to the basement.

  • Karen Lane Slocum Karen Lane Slocum on Jul 20, 2016
    I saw another great use as a charging station for all your gadgets.

  • Mavis McLeod Mavis McLeod on Jul 20, 2016
    I have two cases belonging to me and my mom when we were traveling the world when Dad was in the military. I have them in my craft room organized with paints in one and punches in the other. I treat the outside with jergen hand lotion to keep the outside from drying out. They look great open or closed. I say use it. The ideas above are great. Loved the bathroom idea.

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    • Mavis McLeod Mavis McLeod on Jul 20, 2016
      I think what you need to do to read all I wrote is to click on the three blue dots at the end. I use jergens on lots of things like my camera cases, shoes, brief cases, etc. to clean and nourish the coverings.

  • Joy3580525 Joy3580525 on Jul 20, 2016
    use it as a keepsake holder, put scarves, gloves, handkerchief, jewelry, leave it open and hang some over the side and some over the top and make it a conversation piece. Would be cute on a table in an entrance or on a hearth and bring back memories of your grandmother.

  • Pam Pam on Jul 20, 2016
    I can see it as really cool storage case. Use it for Jewelry or sewing stuff. I would use it for my sewing stuff and then it can be in a closet or sitting out and viewed.

  • Wendy Johnson Wendy Johnson on Jul 20, 2016
    I personally like the picture, keepsake ideas, I would preserve those initials even if you do something to the outside.

  • Ali Ali on Jul 20, 2016
    Keep your bathing suits, or similar off season items in it in your closet.

  • Terri Hendricks Terri Hendricks on Jul 20, 2016
    I put 3 or 4 legs on it and use it as a side table (with storage)

  • Sherrie Sherrie on Jul 20, 2016
    I would put lots of travel stickers on the outside , perhaps from places she visited, and put any keepsakes you were lucky enough to inherit on the inside as a memorial to her. Her great, great grandchildren would treasure it.

  • Lynn Palmatier Lynn Palmatier on Jul 20, 2016
    I have something similar, but not as old or as big. I got jewelry trays that fit perfectly into the box and layered the boxes. I now use it as a jewelry case where I can have a [lace for earrings and pins and bracelets.

  • Sirkku Sirkku on Jul 20, 2016
    Keep and restore it, there are lot of ideas on the net how to use it as a deco

  • Mikki Mikki on Jul 21, 2016
    I would add legs and use as a night stand or add some cup hooks inside and hang it sideways on the wall or add thin, tall legs for a jewelry armoire. You could also use as make up storage in a bathroom.