Whenever we travel somewhere, we use suitcases to store items. We often use them only several times a year. But for a suitcase that has seen better days, the best way to update it is to turn it in to something new.
Your former suitcases can be more useful when changed into chairs, desks, or coffee tables. Give them a vintage feel that others can’t recreate so they will be original. The following are some ideas with old suitcases, let’s see what you can make with them.
Seen from the shape and their varied sizes, we can make beautiful suitcases out of old suitcases. They are original and practical. Set your preferences and choose whether to make a coffee table with low legs only by getting casters attached to the suitcase or make a coffee table with tall legs by attaching legs to a frame. You can use the suitcase as a practical shelf or used as a top. You can leave it as it is or provide a new coat of paint to it. A glass top is optional to protect it. A nightstand or a sidetable can be made of old suitcases too.
Ottomans and Chairs
You can turn an old suitcase into an ottoman or a chair. Creating ottomans are not very difficult. What you need is adding some soft upholstery or attach some casters and four small legs to the suitcase. It will give you an additional seat as you need it, and a very convenient footstool. If you want you can place it on the ground and skip the feet. You have two different choices. First, you can make a backrest by opening it up or leave the suitcase as it is. The same process prevails for the chairs. In the process, the use of a taller feet is essential. If you want to, you can also create a convenient bench. But notice that everything is determined by the suitcase’s shape and size, also your preferences and requirements.
Perhaps you want to cast away your old suitcase, but do you know that you can make some nice and lovely bed for your pets from it? This project is fun because you make the whole thing by yourself, starting from the accessories, the decorations, and of course, the design. A small dog or a cat could have a lovely bed from an old suitcase. You can place it on the ground or just add legs to the suitcase. For it, you may have to add a removable cover and look for a small mattress for the interior. For the dog, you must add screwing toys while for cats, you can add scratching poles.
Create a storage trunk from your old suitcase. Turn the suitcase into a picnic case with full equipments. When done the interior of the suitcases can hold several accessories and food, while the exterior can hold some forks, napkins, plates and other elements that you need to take with you. For personalization, you can add prints and collages to the exterior of the suitcase. You ccan also cover the suitcase or give it a new paint. With this techniques, you can be ready for any occasion and keep everything organized.
Cosmetics and jewelry display
You can make an original display from your old suitcases for your jewelry and cosmetics. One thing for sure, it will have a small size. It is definitely a fun project because you give the suitcase a new decoration and transform it in any manners that you like. If there is more space, you can add some drawers, or perhaps adding some lights inside, or use various kinds of fabric. For your jewelry and cosmetics, it serves as a small home. Give your home an original décor with your genius idea then make everything organized by arranging them as beautiful as you can.
This is another new idea since we were discussing about storage made of old suitcases. Create a cupboard with original design by using a vintage suitcase. If you want you can add hooks and shelves. Use the cupboard for storing wine bottles, glasses, cleaning supplies, and hooks. Set your preferences and then give your house a clever unit of storage. It is also significant to take into account the size of the suitcase. As long as you need to, you can place these mini cupboard as you like. In any décor, these mini cupboards can be included. You can redecorate them later if you want.
Old suitcases and different ideas
As pictured here you can see that you can make a lot of things of your old suitcases. You can place them anywhere in the house such as in the kitchen, in the dining room, in the living room, and in the bedroom. Based on your preferences, you can change the use of the suitcases. For instance, you can change the old suitcases into a suspended shelves or used as storage cabinets. For indoor and outdoor areas, you can change them into original planters. You are free to do anything with the suitcases.