Wondering how to decorate with those old suitcases gathering dust in your attic? Vintage suitcases are full of character and charm - and with a little elbow grease you can transform them into an uber-creative conversation piece for your home.
Here's how to decorate with vintage suitcases like a boss:
1. Welcome sign
When planning how to decorate your front stoop, a welcome sign is practically a must. That being said, many store-bought ones lack in the creativity department, which is why this suitcase welcome sign is so appealing. Bonus points for the fact that you can hide things like potting soil and other generally unattractive maintenance items inside of it.
I love suitcase garden planters - and the brighter the better! Get the DIY here.
3. Awkward wall decor
We all have that one awkward wall where nothing seems to fit. Either it's too narrow or a weird shape and looks like a funhouse mirror when you hang something on it. If you're not sure how to decorate it - don't. Instead, create a tall stack of vintage suitcases to go with the wall's quirkiness (and your own, of course).
4. Pet food dish
For real: This pet food dish is made from an old, plaid travel suitcase. The before and afters are stunning!
5. Pet bed
This suitcase cabinet is super versatile and would look fabulous in any room of your house. Score the how-to here.
7. Dresser drawers
8. Wall shelves
If you're planning on how to decorate with vintage suitcases (you know, like me), you've got to try this wall shelf DIY. While I chose this how-to as my favorite, I did see other DIYers who hung their suitcases on the wall so they could also store things inside - perfect for small spaces.
9. Entrance table
Being a screenwriter, I instantly fell in love with this entrance table that's made from a vintage suitcase and the legs of a director's chair. So simple and so chic!
If a desk and a suitcase had a baby, it would be this genius piece of furniture. Not only is the drawer invisible, but when you have company you can shut the lid to hide the fact that you're a total messypants.
What are your fave ways to repurpose vintage suitcases?
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