A fair few years have passed since I first clapped eyes on a table made from an old suitcase. I thought the idea was beyond genius and I love how it gave new life to something old and a bit sad looking. Like one of those things you never forget, like your first love or a really amazing cake (always about the food!), it stuck in my memory and I always knew I’d attempt to make one.
The idea is, that you have to use one of their beautiful pieces of fabric in a project. I chose to work with ‘Bird Parade Teal‘, which is this stunning printed material which was a dream to work with.
Stick around if you want to see how I turned this £2 suitcase I picked up at auction, in to a fabulous bedside table.
I gave the case a clean, cracked open my chosen spray paint (I used one suitable for use on plastics) in a colour I love and I knew it would accentuate the design on the fabric. I then set about spraying. Yep, that is a picture of my finger stained by the paint (and my decking bares the scars too…ooppps).
I then measured out my fabric against the top of my case and cut around the edge. I used a permanent spray adhesive to glue it down. You have to work quickly with this little guy though, it dries at lightning speed! I then trimmed off any unruly edges with a craft knife.
The whole project cost under £15.00.
What do you think of my vintage suitcase table? Hope you like it.