Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Vintage Suitcase Turned Nightstand

They're all over Pinterest. Just so happens my daughter had one laying around that she found at a thrift shop a couple of years ago. Just so happens it was collecting dust in her closet and it also happens we're redoing her room and it's her Birthday in a few days.

 So I got this idea to make one for her for her Birthday. I grabbed the legs off of this curbside find.



I removed the legs plus that wood thingie they're attached to. 

The legs had screws in them so I jabbed them into the box for easy priming and painting.

Sorry no more pics but after I was done painting the suitcase and legs, I flipped it over and attached the "wood thingie" to the bottom of the suitcase using the same screws and then screwed the legs back into it.

I painted it white with a couple of coordinating stripes that are the same color as her room I painted last week. This was the first time I used Pratt and Lambert paint and it blows Benjamin Moore away as far as consistency and coverage goes. Plus it is way cheaper.

Happy Sweet 16 to my Julia!

 Another Pinterest project scratched off the bucket list!


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3 comments:

Patti@OldThingsNew said...

Sooo . . . cute! I just found two of these suitcases in my in-laws house yesterday while prepping for a garage/estate sale! Do I set them aside for a re-do? My project pile is getting awfully high! Thanks for sharing and blessings to you, Patti

sew sweet vintage said...

Super cool. Pinned:) New follower. Follow me back at http://www.sewsweetvintage.com/2013/06/beachy-signs.html

Pamela Vintagy said...

bellissimo, molto originale!brava!