Friday, May 13, 2011

Vintage Suitcase Table

About 20 years ago I bought a vintage suitcase at a rummage sale.  It was metal and funky and I really loved it.  I used it in my then  country style of decor with muslin bunnies and vintage linens.  When I fazed that style out (thank goodness!!) it sat unused for years.  



I had recently seen some really lovely white painted suitcases around blogland so I got motivated to paint it white and use it in a project.  But when I went to get it I found it had rusted through!  So sad!   I was really bummed but determined to find another suitcase for my project. 


Yesterday I found this old gem at an antique store.




It had a few issues: someone had written on it in pen and the trim was coming off but overall it was in pretty good shape.   I glued down the trim and wiped it down then got to work.  I primed it with white spray paint and then gave it numerous coats of satin white with a brush.  I also added a little metal name plate that says boudoir, since it is destined to be a side table in my bedroom.
I am using this fun piece to display it.






It's a Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic luggage stand from Target.  My daughter bought it a few years back and decided she didn't want it so I snagged it.  I knew someday I would find a place for it.  Love it!!   So here is my table.  I am so happy with how it came out!  







Here's close up of my little tag:






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55 comments:

  1. Cute idea. I love old suitcases and love your chic look as a sidetable.

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  2. such a cute idea! I'm having a spray paint party through EOD Sunday and would love it if you would join in! http://junkernewbie.blogspot.com/2011/05/krylon-kapers-kickoff.html

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  3. Love it! I'm working on refurbishing a vintage luggage stand right now and I love what you did with the suitcase!

    Rachel
    xoxo

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  4. That suitcase table is the perfect marriage of storage and beauty! {pinning you to my to-do list}

    *saw you at TT&J*

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  5. So pretty!! Great job.

    Margo

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  6. super cute! i am feeling inspired to try something similar!

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  7. Great idea Renee! I love this!!

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  8. Oh my! How darling! Cute idea... filing it away for the future.

    Have a great weekend! XO ~M

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  9. I totally love your suitcase table! It is fantastic, I am going to be looking out for possible table bases now! Happy weekend! X

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  10. Looks amazing. What a great item to add a little character to a room.

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  11. I love it Renee. The Rachell Ashwell luggage holder is the perfect marriage for it. And it looks gorgeous dressed in white!

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  12. This is fantastic! You are so creative! I have added this to my linky laundry list post this week. You can view it here - http://literallyinspired.blogspot.com/2011/05/linky-laundry-list-2.html

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  13. This turned out great! I have 2 suitcases that need a purpose. I think I found it!

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  14. That is awesome! I love it! Found you at Common Ground...we both have entries! I invite you to visit my blog.

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  15. thanks for visiting my blog! i'm a new follower!!

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  16. So pretty! Love how you made it all white, great idea.

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  17. Your suitcase table is darling! That stand is perfect for it. The suitcase looks so pretty painted white and i love your little boudoir tag!

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  18. How fun and cute! Love it in white and that stand is perfect for it.

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  19. That is so darling! I love everything about it. I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. Grab my "featured" button.

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  20. that is just the cutest!!! Suitcases are now on my list of things to look for while thrifting...lol

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  21. Love it! Now I need to find an old suitcase! ;-)

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  22. This is beautiful!! I'll be on the look out for old suitcases now!

    I found you through Someday Crafts and am now happily following.

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  23. Your daughter might want it back now... along with the suitcases and the accessories on top! I love the little tab. Good job!

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  24. Fantastic idea and your finished product looks especially nice with the addition of the label. Thanks for the great idea and for sharing your table.

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  25. Beautiful! Did you just spray paint it? I have an old black phone like that -- I'm thinking how cool it would look if I sprayed IT silver!

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  26. Always liked the suitcase side table idea....but never have seen it painted white...very nice...=]

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  27. brilliant my dear! thanks so much for partying with whipperberry!!
    kisses

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  28. So great!!! Love the little tag. Stopping by from TT&J :) http:/www.lovelycraftyhome.com

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  29. this is beautiful!!!! how creative!! i love it.

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  30. It looks wonderful! I'm really loving the phone!

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  31. cool-ness! love the white love the silver phone YEA!
    kat

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  32. I love old suitcases...I have a few in my booth, thanks for the great display idea!

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  33. It's beautiful, Renee! Great job! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity in the DIY Project Parade! I'm including a link back in tomorrow's highlights! ;)

    Roeshel

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  34. Looks Awesome! I would love to have one myself.I will have to check Target out~Cheers Kim

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  35. Oh goodness, it is so pretty. Old suitcases are treasures. ♥olive

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  36. I have a really old suitcase that I could use for something like this. Great idea!

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  37. what a fantab idea!! i have an old suitcase that I am goung to have to try this on!!

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  38. I love it! I'm a big fan of shabby chic and always looking at old suitcases at the antique store. However, you're better at knowing what to do with them. Now you make me want to go to Target to get a luggage stand.

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  39. so adorable! i'll bet your daughter is regretting it now that she has seen how you used it!

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  40. I love this idea...I almost garage saled my old trunk from my childhood and now know what to do with it. Would love for you to follow my site at www.theranchkitchen.blogspot.com. I pasted your button to my site and am looking forward to follwing your site!

    Alise

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  41. So Cute! Love it. This is my first linky party. I visited the person next to m, glad I did. I am now following you. Would love if you would visit me. http://seasidestyle.blogspot.com. Have a great day.

    Linda

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  42. Hi Renee, I just love your vintage suitcase table. I'll be featuring you on Vintage Inspiration Friday this afternoon. Thanks so much for linking up. xo Debra

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  43. This is the post I featured on my sidebar for the week. SO cute.

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  44. so super cute!! love this! white can really transform anything can't it? love how you staged it too. Thanks for sharing this at Transformations and Treasures.

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  45. I am totally obsessed with this!! I LOVE IT!!

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  46. Love vintage suitcases. What a great idea. It turned out wonderful!
    ~Heidi

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  47. Rene - I simply adore this suitcase idea - too cute! Such a fantastic table and the white is gorgeous - love your little tag too. Thanks so much for linking to The Sunday Showcase Party - I greatly appreciate it. I have featured this Sunday. Have a wonderful week.
    ~ Stephanie Lynn
    www.bystephanielynn.com

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  48. Are you able to do the same thing with a vintage leather suitcase (I notice that this looks canvas)? If so, would you recommend using the same types of paint?

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  49. Wow! That vintage suitcase could really be a great table, eh. Creative and practical DIY. Love it!

    Cheers,
    Cathy@best scrubs

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