Thursday, April 26, 2012

Thrifty Thursday and a Nifty Marriage!

Thrifty Thursday
 Today's project is fun, functional and cheap.  I had this old suitcase at the antique mall and  just knew it was not going to sell.  I had seen suitcase tables on Pinterest, and thought I had the perfect dressing stool at home to fit it.

The suitcase was already black, so once the top of the dressing bench was removed and the wood was painted we were ready to go.  Two strips of wood on the bottom inside of the suitcase gave the screws  coming through from the bench something to attach to.

Then I thought it would be fun to add some travel stickers.  I searched Graphics Fairy for some old French labels that have the look of Travel stickers, then cut them out and applied them with decoupage.  I was pretty happy with how it turned out.  It has a crisp and adventurous look and would be handy beside a chair filled with mending or crafty sewing.

I also thought it would be useful for storing children's picture books of small toys for babies, or even a paper doll collection for your favorite little girl. 

It would make a great lamp table with magazines stowed inside.  If you are like me, you are always looking for more storage space.  Thanks for coming along for this unusual furniture marriage.


  1. I love things that do double duty. Such a cute table! Mimi

  2. That turned out so cute! I did something similar but didn't attach it to my table. Isn't it fun to use old things and marry them together into something great. Love your blog background too.

  3. That looks great - makes such a cute and useful table.

  4. Cute table!! Thanks for being a part of our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." Hope to see you again real soon!! -The Sisters

  5. love this vintage table!!!

  6. What a clever design and excellent execution.

  7. Very cool! I might like to try this...