Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Suitcase Side Table...(The perfect place to store knitting)!

You probably already know, I have a love for all things vintage...With that being said; one of my very favorites (for now, at least)... is the Vintage Suitcase!  I think it all started with a pair I got form my dad...I store my half finished Christmas Stockings in them.  :) 
Anyway I got this "lovey", free at a rummage sale...can you believe that...free!
Made my day!!!


I also got an old glass top coffee table with the glass missing for free.
They both sat around for far too long...until one day a light bulb went off in that little head of mine....


I took the legs off the table and tossed the top...(It was ugly anyway).
I then went down to Home Depot and purchased some bolts, because...some where along the way, I lost the ones that had been taken off...


My husband then bolted them on to the bottom of the case and 
 TA-DA


A lovey new (well kind-of) side table.


I think the legs  match the Suitcase perfectly...Don't you?

Now it is ready to do double duty...as a side or end table, as well as an awesome place to store things...maybe your knitting, or some extra books and a cosy blanket...Hmmm...
What would you store in it?

Denise  :)

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25 comments:

  1. That is the sweetest thing - and yes the legs match PERFECTLY!!!
    Visiting from Common Ground
    Hugs,
    Suzan

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  2. The side table is perfect... love it:)
    New follower, Francine

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  3. Found you on Redoux Link party. And yes like you I love suitcaes....mmmm. Love the transformation to side table it is fabulous.

    Karen
    At Home Vintage

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  4. Very cute! I love old suitcases, too. I recently did a post about turning a vintage trunk I had into a coffee table. Love your suitcase table, just darling!
    {visiting you from Common Ground}

    Jeanette
    Creating a Life

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  5. Wow, how cute! Great job :) Love the legs!! Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

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  6. I agree! The legs match the suitcase perfectly! Love your creativity! This is such a cute side table!

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  7. what a great table! I love the whole vignette you created.

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  8. I'm wanting to make one of these. Great job, love the legs.

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  9. LOVE it!! So very fun and clever :)

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  10. How adorable! Love the Legs!!

    Jody

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  11. What a fantastic idea. I have an old suitcase that would look great as a table. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Traci

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  12. I have been looking for an old suitcase forever and have yet to find one. Love this table you made!

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  13. Aw, love this! And it's styled so well for the pic, too. Great job!

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  14. Ahhh oh my god this thing is hilarious. At first glance it looks pretty, then it looks baffling, and only after you've stared at it for a minute do you realize what it is. Or at least that was my experience! I love it when furniture acts as both decoration and storage. This would be perfect for my piles of magazines.

    I think the other crafters on Kollabora, the DIY community, would love this as much as I do. Maybe you could post it to the home decor section!

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  15. Oh my, I love this idea! Thanks so much for sharing. :-) Have a blessed day!

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  16. It is big enough to hide all kinds of supplies. I love it as an end table. The legs are perfect.

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  17. Such a cute and whimsical idea. Great legs. Thanks for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  18. I love the legs!! I did something similar but used legs purchased from Lowes (at $5/leg that got pretty expensive). I also made a chair as well to match the table as I had a suitcase set and thought it would look neat ;) Feel free to check them out at UpcycledAntiques.com.I saw your link over at Kammy's Corner and wanted to personally invite you to my very first linky party that I am hosting - Tute's Tuesdays at UpcycledAntiques.com. This is my first time hosting so advice would be greatly appreciated! I hope to see you at the party! ;) Again, I LOVE table and it really would be a great place to store yarn and such. I use the one I made to store CDs/DVDs to keep them hidden from my toddlers ;)

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  19. Love this Piece, Such an odd size for a suitcase. Perfect size for a storage table. Visiting from Coastal Charm Nifty Thrifty Tuesday, Nice Job!

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  20. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this! I have an avocado green train case just like the blue one you have--it was my mom's back in "the day." Yours looks to be in much better shape, though! (What can I say? I didn't know what a great thing I had when I was a kid!)

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  21. What a fabulous project Denise. Love those legs too.

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  22. Love the suitcases! Love the typewriter! Love the idea of having storage for all my yarn!!! Stop by my Friday's Five Features and link up this post (and others)! http://diy-vintage-chic.blogspot.com/2013/08/fridays-five-features-no-3.html

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    1. Thanks for stopping by DIY Vintage Chic’s Friday’s Five Features and Fun Festivities. Don’t forget to stop back by this Friday!

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    2. Aivan ihania, terveisiä Suomesta !!!!

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