On Thursday, I’ll be saying goodbye to San Diego and aloha to Hawaii, and with this inspiration, I’ve rounded up more ideas on how you can repurpose vintage suitcases into new treasures. Enjoy — and I’ll see you on the other side of the Pacific next week!
This is the BEST repurposed suitcase idea I have ever seen. Yes, you are looking at a bass made out of a vintage suitcase by Daniyel. And the best part is that this crafty musician has posted step-by-step DIY instructions on his blog.
Use your vintage suitcase as a planter tray for your indoor specimens, as seen via Junk Warehouse Online
I’ve blogged about suitcase tables before, but I love what lovenostalgicwhimsy has done with creating an entire set of luggage coffee and end tables with their color-coordinated legs. Charming!
I once hoarded half a dozen vintage suitcases in the hopes of stacking two columns of three to four suitcases and then topping it with a glass piece or antique French door to turn into a desk. Alas, I sold all of my vintage suitcases during my last move, but here is a modern creation made of leather briefcases from the talented Maarten De Ceulaear, who you may know for the pile of suitcase armoires.
From the uber-creative JunkTion comes a great piece of repurposed furniture – a sofa made from an old vintage trunk. It’s like the human version of the repurposed luggage pet bed that has been quite popular in the blogosphere.
A vintage suitcase gets a new life as an ambient light by Jo-Annie Larue – what a clever idea!read more