Vintage Suitcase Table

In my efforts to de-stash my house and garage, I have begun looking around at my random odds and ends. There are times when I’m on the hunt for something specific but most of the time I just run across items that I must have! This results in a garage full of pieces to projects.
A while ago I found a pedestal table. The top of the table was broken and had been repaired with….HOT GLUE. Needless to say, the top was not salvageable. This table base sat around for quite some time while I pondered what to do with it. It wasn’t until I picked up this small vintage suitcase that the answer came to me. 
The first thing I did was paint the base of the table Heirloom White. I gave the whole thing a good distressing to add to the antiqued look.
The “top” of the table was already drilled with four holes. I used those four holes as a template to drill four holes into the bottom of the suitcase. Using some screws and nuts I attached the table base to the suitcase. 
I went ahead and left all the original interior inside the suitcase. I just loved it’s vintage look and it is in pretty good condition. 
Not only does this suitcase make an adorable little table, it also provides great storage! It could hold a throw blanket or magazines. I also think it would make a super cute bedside table!!!
What do you think of my sweet vintage suitcase table? 
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  1. i have been wanting to make one of those if i can find the right parts! it looks awesome!

  2. awesome as usual!! love it!!

  3. Oh my gosh that is the cutest thing I have ever seen. You rock.

  4. Coming over from
    Love this table. What a cute idea.

  5. OK, that’s kinda totally genius!
    And I happen to have both those exact things lurking in my garage…..
    Beautifully done!

  6. This is such a neat piece! Very fun and quirky!

    I read your post this morning and didn’t get a chance to comment so I’m glad I saw it again through the Live.Laugh.Rowe Link Party.

    Take care,

    Claire @

  7. Adorable…..and I already have the suitcase! Visiting from !

  8. This is so cute – pinned it . Very clever…I love it!

    I would love if you would post and share it with my readers! Join the Community and share any of your creative project!

    Susan @ Oh My! Creative

  9. Looks pretty fab 🙂 super vintage!

  10. So cute! I love how it serves as a table and storage!!

  11. I love this. I just tossed 3 of these types of suitcase in the trash in my latest de clutter. I have one left… thanks for the inspiration.

  12. too cute! what an awesome idea!!

  13. This is a great table! I swear my aunt had that exact suitcase once upon a time…
    Found you on Twigg Studios – would love to have you come by for a visit!
    Ann @ Suburban Prairie Homemaker

  14. That’s so clever – love it!! xox

  15. I love this!

  16. I just love this little table! How creative you are. I never would have thought to use a suitcase for the table top. I’d love for you to share them at my link party. It runs Tues-Sat.

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