Upcycled Vintage Suitcase Ideas

I love the look of old luggage – it has so much character, so many stories to tell.  But what do you do with it?  Many vintage suitcases are too heavy or too musty to use for packing clothes.

So why not turn it into a pet bed?!  This idea falls into the category of “I could totally make that …. but I won’t”.  There are several different styles of these vintage suitcase pet beds at Love-Nostalgic-Whimsy on Etsy!


The Love-Nostalgic-Whimsy store has several other upcycled vintage suitcase items for sale, including this retro looking side table.


A vintage suitcase filing cabinet?!  Love it!  Courtesy of Poetic Home.


Another side table idea – this time on casters!  So easy and so cute [doubles as storage too].  Via sassycrafter on Flikr!  Oh and be sure to check out Kim’s blog – The Sassy Crafter – she’s going to be posting a DIY tutorial for this lovely piece!


Just stacking a few vintage suitcases can make a great side table too!

[Via m.bibelot]


[Via deardaisycottage]


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  • January 14, 2010 - 4:24 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for featuring my suitcase project! The tutorial for it will go up on my blog on Monday 1/18. http://sassycrafter.blogspot.com.

    And I love the suitcase filing cabinet — so clever!

  • January 14, 2010 - 11:16 pm | Permalink

    Thank you so much for including my filing cabinet! I love all of these creative repurposing projects!

  • January 19, 2010 - 3:55 pm | Permalink

    As promised, here’s a link to the tutorial for the suitcase coffee table: http://sassycrafter.blogspot.com/2010/01/suitcase-coffee-table.html

  • dyupp@hotmail.com
    April 7, 2010 - 5:07 pm | Permalink

    love these ideas! thanks for posting!!!

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