Repurposed Vintage Suitcase Table

Today's garage sale stop was a winner!!

This was one of the best garage sales I've ever been to,

It was an estate sale.

Repurposed Vintage Suitcase Table

A bittersweet story but again, the best garage sale ever!   

I found a kitchen hutch, old maps, mason jars, jadite... and one cool old suitcase. 

And believe it or not... a set of wooden legs too!

I don't think I was home 5 minutes with my new treasures before I was working on 3 different projects at one time. (Truthfully I'm usually working on 3 at a time)

The suitcase and the legs were the first project.... 

Repurposed Vintage Suitcase Table

I drilled holes through the bottom of the suitcase and stuck the screws on the legs through the holes. 

On the inside I added 2 slats of wood to secure the legs from wobbling.  Each leg was also screwed to the leg using 2 long screws that went through the suitcase and into the legs.

Repurposed Vintage Suitcase Table

I painted the suitcase with 2 coats of Fusion Mineral Paint in Lamp White.

Fusion Mineral Paint sticks to the metal, the leather, and the body of the suitcase with no stripping, sanding, or priming.  

And the best part is no topcoat either!

Fusion Mineral Paint comes in many gorgeous colors but Lamp White is one of my favorite whites!

Repurposed Vintage Suitcase Table

This suitcase had a loose piece of the interior fabric that was used as some kind of canopy inside. I removed this fabric piece and hot glued it over the bottom of the trunk to hide the wooden slats.

As you can see the interior of the old suitcase if perfect!

Repurposed Vintage Suitcase Table

The suitcase table is great for a small coffee or end table and the storage inside is perfect to hide a blanket or magazines.

Add a pillow to the top and you've got yourself a great ottoman too!

Repurposed Vintage Suitcase Table

Stay tuned for more projects from the best garage sale ever!

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .