I've had this idea floating around in my head for a long time. I saw a suitcase made into a table somewhere and put it on my long...."Someday I have to try this list"...Yep, now I can check it off!
I found this suitcase for $1 and the table for $5 so this project had a grand total investment of $6
I never buy legs, I always look for an inexpensive table and take the legs off. I really liked these legs since they were attached to a board and I thought it would give the suitcase good stability. Of course you could attach any legs.
I screwed the legs onto the bottom of the suitcase using a washer on the inside of the suitcase so the screws wouldn't pull through.
Ok, on to the inside.....Houston we have a problem....This is what you get for a $1
But the lining came out easily, then I washed it with bleach and sanded the inside. The inside of old suitcases are lined with a thin wood that could be stained, but I had another plan
I used the ribbon from the suitcase used for securing clothes as the hinges to keep the suitcase open. They were glued in place with E6000 and clamped overnight.
Now, let the fun begin!
I took old book pages and ran them through my printer, I used graphics from my personal stash and some from Graphics Fairy
I Mod Podged these sheets inside the suitcase and then sprayed Walnut Ink to give them a more distressed look
Yep, open or closed, in the right setting it would be a great bedside or coffee table. I can see it being used to store reading material and remote controls
So, what am I going to do with this????
I am going to use this at the rehearsal dinner, you see my son is getting married Thanksgiving weekend and the Mama of the groom.....Me..... is responsible for the rehearsal dinner. This dinner will be vintaged themed like the wedding...Yea!
Shoot,....... I can't tell you exactly what I am going to use it for because only 3 people in my real life read my blog and two of those are my Son and future DIL and I want some elements of the dinner and decor to be a surprise.
I promise I will show you pictures of how I used it after the rehearsal dinner....A cliff hanger for sure LOL!