Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Trashtastic Tuesday- Antique Suitcases

 I was so busy in the past few weeks trying to get my brown paper floors done that I have not had the chance to work on any new projects for Trashtastic Tuesday, so this week I thought it would be fun to show you some vintage suitcases.  Every time I see a cute one, I swoon!  I have never seen one that I could afford, but if I ever do, it will be mine!  I have a great selection of them to show you today!  Here are 15 ways to use a vintage suitcase.  Enjoy!


 This one was painted with stripes.  Love the colors and the way it was used on the shelves.



   

This one was turned into a little table for the end of a bed.  It looks so great in this room!

   

These were repurposed into shelves!  So creative and I love the look!

Vintage Suitcase Shelves
  

This one was made into an ottoman.  I love the details!

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This one was painted and decoupaged, and then made into a side table.  The attention to detail is perfection.

Upcycle a Vintage Suitcase into a Side Table With Storage
  

These were not painted or repurposed.  They were just stacked into an awesome focal point.  And oh, the things that you could store in them!

A stack of vintage suitcases


I love how all three of these were painted white and stacked to make a side table.

unifying different pieces with colour




This one is just sitting on top of another table, and I love the look of it.  

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home}: DIY Painted Vintage Suitcase


And here is another one painted white and stacked on a side table.  So serene looking.  

Painted vintage suitcase placed on top of an existing table makes for a charming bedroom side table




Someone added yellow and white chevron fabric to this one.  I want it!



This one was used at a wedding to hold all of the cards people brought.  Great idea!

DIY vintage suitcase card box. Love the purple satin in the back!


This one was painted and repurposed into a docking station!  Why didn't I think of that? 




And I love this side table 


 Another side table, and it might be my personal favorite.  I love the color and the rope detail on it.  



It looks like fabric was added to these as well.  How adorable!

cesare paciotti jewels - might *just* be enough to protect my nails at work :/


I love all of these vintage suitcases, and I hope you do too!  Which is your favorite.  Have you ever found a great vintage suitcase that you could not pass up?  I am always on the look out for one, but have not been lucky enough to come across one that was affordable yet.  But there is always hope, right?