Wednesday, March 21, 2012

dumpster dive/vintage suitcase....made BEAUTIFUL ...SUITCASE TABLE


So I have been saving this post for a while. With the nice weather, I just had to show you my BEACH coffee table first..:) But now I can show you this little number that I teased you with a few weeks ago.

A few months ago, my Father in law, dumpster dove for this little baby...
He said it used to be for a phonograph....you know; those things that used to play records....:)

Remember these two vintage suitcases that I had gotten at Goodwill. 

WELL....Much like Chocolate and Peanut butter...these two were meant to be together.  I had the pieces separately sitting in the garage trying to decide what to do when I had the ole "head slap"
and went.......DANG, I can finally make one of those suitcase tables....

So I painted and distress the bottom and took 4 wood screws and screwed them to the base.

and here she is...sitting pretty. 

I think she makes a perfect storage area for extra linens or guest towels.

Here she is in my booth waiting patiently for someone to take her home.


I hope you all have a BEAUTIFUL day.
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42 comments:

reFresh reStyle said...

It looks great, I have a few suitcases that need to find their peanut butter :)
Debbie

Audrey said...

That makes a great table. Good job.
Found you on Mrs. Hinds Show & Tell
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures.

Tiaras & Bow Ties - Think Smink said...

She is absolutely divine! I don't think I would have thought of that but I'm sure glad you did.

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Ohhh so cute! Love the vintage suitcase table!

Good Time Charlie said...

I am so in love!!!! What a score those lovely vintage suitcases. I would so love to have this in my home. I am sure that will sell quick. Great work as always!

Perfect Imperfections by Jeanne said...

Very cute and versitile! You always have such great stuff!

Oh, as a side note. I finally posted about my harlequin dresser I mentioned to you a while back. Go see it if you get a chance - http://www.perfectimperfectionsbyjeanne.blogspot.com/2012/03/harlequin-dressersideboard.html

Jeanne:)

Aunt B said...

Good idea. I do enjoy a vintage suitcase. :)

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Adorable -- I don't imagine she will be there long in your booth!

Brandi said...

Lovely idea! I adore your vintage suitcase table! Visiting from Centsational Girl.

Liz @ Here's to Handy Andy said...

I LOVE this! I absolutely love everything that involves vintage suitcases! I would love for you to share this at our link party http://herestohandyandy.blogspot.com/2012/03/pinteresting-link-party-week-31.html

{northern cottage} said...

what a lovely FUN idea!

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Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I am visiting via Centsational Girl. I adore your project. So clever!

Happy day, happy spring, happy happy everything!

Stacey said...

That is just really cool - love it!
Would love if you came by to link it up to my party happening now! I would love to have you!
Stacey of Embracing Change
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Candy said...

Love it. You'd linked up to the BLOGHOP on my page, so I had to check this out. Now Im your newest follower. I hope you're already following me, but if now, please visit me back at PICKINandPAINTIN.blogspot.com and follow back??? THANKS. 8-)

KAT said...

I very much like the vintage suitcase table what a wonderful conversation piece and a great way to highlight special treasures

-KAT-

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Definitely a good one.

Anonymous said...

How cute! What a great idea! I'm sure someone will snatch her up quickly!

~Angela

Lynnie @ Ramblings from Vintage Gal said...

Love it. I was wondering if you be OK with me linking to your site's how to of freezer paper transfer?

Sharon @ mrshinesclass said...

I love that you had everything on hand to make this great table. It turned out great. I love the idea of using this in a guest room. Thank you for sharing your creativity at Show & Tell.

Sharon @ mrs. hines class

For the Love of a Cottage said...

This suitcase looks just like the ones my family had when I was young. This is a fun piece for sure!!

Heidi said...

You found those at Goodwill?!? SCORE!! Grandville, huh? My sister just moved to Holland, I'm hoping to be out there a lot this summer!! If it weren't for the darn housing market me and my hubby would've put our house on the market and moved out there by now. It's such a beautiful area! :)

Robyn said...

LOve the fact that your father-in-law "went in after" the base! The piece you created is wonderful, great idea, hope it sold quickly in your booth! Have a wonderful weekend.

Andrea said...

SO CUTE! Great idea to add storage to a small house {like mine} I will have to be in the lookout for some cute cases!!
Great Job, I Love it!!!
Andrea

Kim @ Too Much Time said...

OKAY! I love this! I scored a few vintage suitcases at the thrift store last week and I may have to try this!Please, please, if you have a sec, come link it up at Too Much Time On My Hands link party going on till Monday night:)
xxx Kim
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Nat and Holly said...

This is so cool! Everytime I see a project with an old suitcase I'm a little jealous :) I really need to be on the lookout for one of these! Our blog name is My Sister's Suitcase so it would be nice to have a few vintage suitcases in my craft room. Have a great weekend!

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Great score by your father-in-law. So cute, it was a great idea to add storage, my home is small so this would work well. Love the suitcases and the gorgeous vignette inside. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best.

Shabby Marilyn said...

Newest linky follower, glad to find you, love the suitcase table, I always look for vintage suitcases, but no luck yet, Love what you did! Stop by for a visit and hope to see you follow along.

Lori@Color It Simple said...

I found your site via Sunday's Best. I adore your suitcase table, nice job! I am your newest follower, I would love for you to follow back.

Stacey said...

Love old trunks as well as what you did with yours!
Thanks for coming by to link up...I would love to have you back this week!
See you there!
Stacey of Embracing Change

Amy Fountain said...

Lovely idea! This vintage piece is so original.

Stacey said...

Featured you today - stop by and see! Grab a button while you are there! I would also love if you added my linky party button to this post! Thanks for linking up!

Stacey of Embracing Change

Tam said...

Love it! So simeple, but oh so cute!

sassyaggie said...

Love, love, love - the colors are perfect! Thanks for linking up!

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

What a great upcycle...and easy peasy upgrade. :) If you'd like another place to share it I'm hosting a link party today with a few fellow bloggers. It's all about the easy peasy, super simple tips and projects. I'd be great to see you linked up. :)
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Karah

Eclectically Vintage said...

Gotta love a good head slap moment - they were definitely meant to go together! What a fun little piece - so glad you joined our Cinch party!
Kelly

thistlewoodfarm said...

What an AWESOME idea! I love it! What a great idea for all the suitcases in my attic :)

Thanks for joining our party.

blessings,
karianne

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

AWESOME!!! You have to know I love vintage. And my Goodwill does not EVER EVER have great vintage stuff like those suitcases. Lucky you! Crafty you, too.

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

I really need to get my hand on some of those amazing vintage suitcases! Just love this table ...

Thanks so much for linking it up at our "It's a Cinch" party!

:)

Linda
www.itallstartedwithpaint.com

Randee Hallmark said...

LOVE everything about it!! THANKS for linking up!!

Holly Lefevre said...

One of my favorite ideas! I have two suitcase thought the color is not as cool as your...but I so want to do this.

Laurel@chippingwithcharm said...

Perfect! Love the color of the suitcase too :) Laurel

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

So fun to see this linked up!