Thursday, March 15, 2012

Repurposing: More Than Just a Suitcase

I have a thing for vintage suitcases.  The old hard-sided ones that show up at yard sales.    I buy them all the time.   The only deal breaker is if they have a smell.    I can’t begin to imagine what people think of me sniffing their cast-off suitcases but… is what it is.

Certain suitcases sell quickly while the more common ones linger.  I thought I would get a little creative with one of the ‘common’ ones.

0314 Suitcase table
This bench was sitting in my garage “topless” so…..  Suitcase meet bench.
0314 Suitcase table 2
0314 Suitcase table 3
I screwed the suitcase to the bench and tada!
0314 Suitcase table 4
A table with storage!


Cindy@OldTimePickers said...

That's cute! I'm assuming you used spray paint?

Maureen said...

Yes ma'am! Not just any spray paint though. The best that I have found is Rustoleum Painter's Touch - 2x coverage. It's awesome. The spray mechanism doesn't ever clog and it never really drips.