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Up-cycling old suitcases

I recently purchased a bunch of vintage suitcases that I would like to turn into tables.  I have seen lots of ideas on Pinterest but not a lot of how to information.  If I wanted to turn them into end tables, night stands, dog beds, etc., by adding legs, how would I go about doing that?  

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Posted 2013-07-17T20:56:00+0000  by upcyclingredo upcyclingredo
 

Greetings Up-cycling old suitcases!!

 

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What great uses for old, vintage suitcases, the consignment shoppes and antique stores all over Boston are filled with great old suitcases!

 

I have seen them stacked upon each other as end tables, as well las coffee tables!

 

The Home Depot has great selection of legs for a poject such as yours!

All you need is a drill, and the leg plates, from that link....and the you can get going!!

 

As long the suitcase has a sturdy bottom you can make endtables, coffee table and pet beds by just adding legs!

 

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Casters mounted onto a wooden platform, would make a great base to stack some suitcases for a moveable coffee table!

 

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The Home Depot has everything you need to transform your vintage travel pieces into: trendy,decorative, utilitarian  pieces, that will bring trunk loads of compliments!

 

Have fun! I would love to see some before and after pictures, show us!       Hope this helps!  Maureen

Posted 2013-07-18T15:23:48+0000  by Maureen_HD_BOS
 
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