If you’re the lucky owner of a vintage suitcase or trunk and don’t know what to do with it, than this might be an idea for you.
In the beginning of the previous century, people used to travel on big steamers. And in those days these suitcases or trunks were made to endure a lot of heavy usage and were therefore were solidly built. According to website hmsantiquetrunks.com, canvas covered trunks started appearing around 1880, and went into the early 1930s.
Luckily there are still many vintage suitcases to be found. They’re quite popular and more and more people figure out ways to upcycle them. These sturdy and well constructed suitcases have been featured a few times here on upcycleDZINE. For example Vintage Suitcase Shelves.
How to turn a vintage suitcase into a coffee table
Today a nice and relatively simple DIY project showing another great way to upcycle an old suitcase. This time it’s about creating a beautiful Suitcase Coffee Table. The design and project are by Dylan Eastman, shown on diynetwork.com.
He took a stunning vintage suitcase with a special opening lid providing functional storage inside. In his well described DIY tutorial he shows how to easily upcycle a suitcase or trunk with minimal work into a vintage coffee table.
“Start by hunting your local antique stores, flea markets, and yard sales for old suitcases and trunks. Make sure it has solid construction and is well built even if the locks or latches don’t work.”