. . . for Lauren and Lauren: DIY suitcase endtable

February 9, 2015

DIY suitcase endtable

diy suitcase endtable

After my Grandpa passed away, my parents were going through my grandparent's house in California and sent us some pictures of his things to see if there was anything we wanted.  Right away I claimed his old suitcase.  I knew I could do something cool with it, and loved the idea of having something of his too. He probably would've thought it was silly to paint a perfectly good suitcase and use it for something else, but I know he'd like that it was being used and loved!  

diy suitcase endtable

I don't have many pictures of the process as there wasn't much to it.  I used a can of paint we already had that was white paint and primer.  I had to do two coats and it was a little tricky because it was hard to paint all the parts of it and had to be done in a few shifts.  But overall it wasn't too bad.  I painted two coats of of the primer and then two coats of the paint itself.   I bought paint at Hobby Lobby and it was American Decor Chalky Finish.  


 At first I had planned on buying legs for the endtable and screwing them into the bottom.  I looked at Home Depot at wooden legs and they were $8 per leg and I'd still have to paint them and figure out how to attach them.  I decided to buy a luggage rack at Bed Bath and Beyond and just set it on there. It cost $20 and worked perfectly.

suitcase endtable
diy suitcase endtable
(prints in the frame above from Emma Joy Designs)

It's in our guest room/my craft room and I love it.  I love the reminder of my Grandpa and love how it looks in the room!


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6 comments:

Jodi said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That is such a great idea! I love it!

Chrissy + Nate said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What a great look and fabulous keepsake to have of your Grandpa's!

Amanda D. said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Great idea! I have been thinking about doing something similar because I have a couple vintage suit cases. So it's good to know how much the pegs are!

Very nice reminder!

two birds said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

So cute! What a great idea and great reminder of your grandpa!

J and A said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love this so much. I have the same set up in our house with an old suitcase on a stand but I love that you painted it. So special too. Mine is my Grans and love that I have a part of her in my house.

Janna Renee said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That's super cute!!