Upcycled Vintage Suitcase Side Table
I found a gorgeous mustardy yellow vintage suitcase, which I upcycled into a fabulous side table. Not only that, I added extra character to the case with some vintage luggage labels. You can download these vintage luggage labels here for free. This vintage suitcase side table looks great either bedside table or as a coffee table. The storage it creates is an added bonus.
My sister in-law has a fabulous collection of vintage luggage labels and hotel stickers from Bergen which she kindly lent me for this project. I have scanned these lovely labels into a pdf which you can download and use for your own projects (see below).
Why Bergen ?
If you have been following my blog you will know that I like to personalise my crafty creations whenever possible. My husband’s family are originally from Bergen in Norway and it is one of our favourite places in the world. Being brought up in Hong Kong I have travelled extensively, especially around Asia and Europe.
Norway is the most stunningly beautiful country I have ever visited. If it wasn’t also the most expensive Paul and I would be tempted to live in the Fjords. I’d already made a map chair to celebrate my love of Norway, so I decided to continue with this theme when decorating my vintage suitcase side table.
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How to make an upcycled vintage suitcase sidetable
I was lucky to find this suitcase at my local auction house, and because it was in a bit of a poor state, I managed to pick it up for just a couple of pounds. I’m always on the lookout for old suitcases at the auction or in charity shops. I can normally pick them up very cheaply as I’m happy to have the more unloved suitcase ready to revamp into something wonderful like my denim suitcase.
Part of the charm of this particular case was its colour and aged look so I didn’t want to do too much to the outside of it. I just gave it a good clean with some leather cleaner. I used wire wool to scrape away an excess rust from the hinges and lock.
PART ONE: Relining a vintage suitcase
PART TWO: Adding legs to a vintage suitcase
PART THREE: Decorating the outside of a vintage suitcase
I love this upcycled vintage suitcase side table not only does it look great with all those lovely old luggage labels and hotel stickers but it’s really handy for storing my magazines.
If you like the Vintage suitcase side table you may also like my nightstand post:
DIY Nightstand from an old wine crate
Or you might like my other vintage suitcase posts
Easy no sew denim suitcase
Brilliant vintage map suitcase