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Thursday, July 2, 2009

Suitcase Side Table

Remember the bedroom that I am working on? Slowly but surely it is coming together. I am wanting it to be a little bit out of the ordinary, so here is what I used for the table next to the bed. This is a set of old suitcases that a friend was getting rid of. They are wonderful because they serve a dual purpose. One holds trims, ribbon, fringe etc. The next is filled with scrap booking paper, stamps, and scissors, and the large bottom one is filled with an assortment of fabric.

When we started out they looked sort of like a leaning tower. I knew my smart husband would be able to come up with the remedy.

So, here is what he came up with............................

He cut some small pieces of wood at an angle to level the stack,














So they would look like this!









This is a king size duvet cover that I bought on sale a few months ago, thinking it would work with what I am would like to do in the room. I will be leaving the trim and buttons as they are to make the window treatment, and probably a pillow or two for the bed. I am thinking a simple valance with a sheered curtain covering half of the window if that make sense to you. I would love to hear what you would do with this fabric for a window treatment.


I am participating in Holly's last Thrift Store Thursday, so go on over and check out the other thrifty finds. Jackie

15 comments:

shanna said...
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Dawn Gahan said...

Jackie, I do love this! And is that a hatbox suitcase next to it??

When I first saw the pieces of wood from the side, I wasn't sure about what it would look like from the front, but I think it adds quite a lot to the look. Good job, hubby!

Dawn

Anonymous said...

Hey mom looks really cool. see I told you. you just don't always tap into your potential

Gretchen said...

Jackie,

I love your suitcases. I used to have green ones like that but yours look great as a table. I especially love the hatbox. What a great idea.

Hugs,
Gretchen

Sandy and Joe said...

Love the suitcases -- I have a blue set that I use next to a sofa; they, too, double as storage. But I thought the wood to even things up was a stroke of genius! Great idea. xo -- Sandy/rhubarb reign

Smelling Coffee said...

Jackie~ I LOVE the suitcases and the way they look with the wood inbetween. Wonderful idea and very "Southern Living" looking! Have a great 4th...

Jennifer

Faith said...

The suitcase idea is cool! And it looks great the way he fixed it. Nice job!

Holly said...

I think we used to have those same suitcases when I was a kid. But they look so much more cool as a table. Love it!
Thank you for participating in TST...I've enjoyed it!

Just a little something from Judy said...

What a great idea! Can't wait to see the finished room, knowing your creativity will be involved in finishing it.

Runner Mom said...

Hey, Jackie!
The suitcase table is just precious! You did a great job!!Come help me!!

I'm celebrating my 100th post at my blog! Come and visit!

Hugs,
Susan

Mrs. Petrie said...

I really like the suitcase table! What a smart hubby to even it out the way he did.
Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

I love the creative way you dealt with your leaning tower. I love the bed covering. It is so sweet and old fashioned.

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

That looks really nice! I've always thought this was such a good idea especially if you need additional storage (and who doesn't)!

Manuela

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

Ok this is seriously so cool! I am now on the lookout for some suitcases as I love love love the way this looks! I love your blog!

Infarrantly Creative said...

I have seen others drill holes into theirs. But the three of them fit so perfectly. I love it.