I am so excited to share with you the most AWESOME Upcycled Suitcase Table that I’ve ever seen, even though I might be a bit biased! I have a crafty friend who helped me with this oh so adorable creation and I knew you guys would love seeing just how easy it is to make one for yourself.
DIY Easy Upcycled Suitcase Table
Next time you run across an old suitcase, think outside the box and how it can function as a stylish end table! Take a peek below at how we crafted our own suitcase table, made from an old suitcase and just a few other common materials. It is easier than you may think, and is quite the budget friendly way to decorate your space as well. Take a look below at how to get started!
Here is what you will need:
1 vintage suitcase: Look for one that is small to medium in size and has a hard outer shell. These can be found at most thrift shops, garage sales, or antique stores.
4 wooden legs: These can be legs taken from an old table, or spindles from your local home improvement store. The length you need will depend on how high you want your table to sit. Ours were cut to about 18 inches in length.
4 Long screws
Hot glue, glue gun
1. Begin by painting your legs the color of your choice. We used a glossy red spray paint and applied two coats. You too can use spray paint, or brush on paint if you wish. Either works great. Set aside the legs to dry.
2. Once the legs are dry, you can get ready to attach them to your suitcase. Turn your suitcase over so you are applying them to the bottom of the case. I like to use hot glue to hold the legs in place before drilling.
3. Use your tape measure to measure out where you will put your legs. You want to be sure they are each even with each other. Mark the spots with the pencil.
4. Apply a generous amount of hot glue to the ends of the legs. Press them to the pencil dots and hold them in place until secure.
5. Flip over the suitcase and open it. You can now drill the screws into the legs from the inside of the case. Go slow, as you will need to break through the thick case first before reaching the wood. Use a high power drill to do this job easily.
Once your screws are in place, your suitcase table is ready to be used! Place it next to a sofa, bed, or even use it in a hallway for extra space. It is a fun, frugal, and whimsical way to decorate your space using items in new and exciting ways.
Do you like to upcycle old things and make them new again like I do? Then why don’t you give this easy suitcase table a try and see what you can come up with! Oh and be sure to check back because I have something else planned for the holidays with a suitcase too! So tell me… “What would you do with your old suitcase?”