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Goodwill Home Décor Expert - Merri Cvetan

Merri Cvetan

My weekly column for Amazing Goodwill and my design blog, Design Coach, are about all things design, living a stylish life and entertaining (like setting a great table). I share DIY projects, decorating and design tips, as well as ideas and secrets.

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Travel Table - Upcycled Suitcases

Posted by Jamie Klinger-Krebs on Mar 30, 2016 12:30:14 PM

Upcycled Suitcases ProjectSometimes a project is so easy, you wonder why you didn’t think of it before. Like this suitcase table. It doesn’t require any power tools, craft glue or paint. And it serves two purposes: a side table next to a chair or the bed, as well as storage. Both are valuable assets in any home, especially a small one. So, it’s particularly attractive for apartment or dorm living.

You can use any suitcases, but I love the look of these vintage cardboard and faux-leather cases. They’re so nostalgic, reminding us of a time when travel was a really big deal.

Each of these has working locks and attached handles. Some of them even have travel stickers commemorating places visited.

Look for suitcases with sturdy, flat sides so they can easily stack. These happen to be the same width, but different sizes would make an interesting table, too. They’re light weight so it shouldn’t be a problem to “unstack” them to get at the items stored within.

Wouldn’t you love to hear the stories these suitcases could tell?

Topics: Merri Cvetan, Goodwill home decor expert Merri Cvetan, upcycled suitcases, upcycle projects

  • Upcycled suitcase table
    Sometimes a project is so easy, you wonder why you didn’t think of it before. Like this suitcase table. It doesn’t require any power tools, craft glue or paint. And it serves two purposes: a side table next to a chair or the bed, as well as storage. Both are valuable assets in any home, especially a small one. So, it’s particularly attractive for apartment or dorm living.
  • Upcycled suitcases

    You can use any suitcases, but I love the look of these vintage cardboard and faux-leather cases. They’re so nostalgic, reminding us of a time when travel was a really big deal.

  • Upcycled suitcases

    Look for suitcases with sturdy, flat sides so they can easily stack. These happen to be the same width, but different sizes would make an interesting table, too. They’re light weight so it shouldn’t be a problem to “unstack” them to get at the items stored within.