5 Uses for Vintage Suitcases

5 Uses for Vintage Suitcases

Sarah Coffey
Aug 11, 2008

Hard-shell vintage suitcases aren't hard to find in thrift shops, and their compact design makes them versatile pieces in the home. We've published a few ways to use them on AT...

• At the foot of the bed, use a vintage suitcase on a folding luggage rack or on top of a bench to hold extra blankets.

• Store out-of-season clothes in vintage suitcases underneath the bed or up high on a shelf to create more space in your closet.

• A stack of small, flat-topped suitcases can serve as a nightstand with built-in storage next to the bed.

• Take the top off a vintage suitcase and stuff it with a pillow for a DIY pet bed. Click here for the how-to.

• Pair a suitcase with legs to create unexpected furniture, like these chairs or this ottoman.

Let us know your ideas for repurposing vintage suitcases in the comments below.

Photo: Suitcases from Ready Set Go

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