Get out your hot glue guns! I’m going to show you how I was able to turn an old hard Samsonite suitcase into decor for my bedroom; a photo table.
I found a few old suitcases at the GoodWill Clearance center, I was very excited because I have been wanting to do some decor with them. Thrift stores are a great place to find them, I have also had success finding them at yard sales.
Old Suitcase (you can see I ripped out the inside fabric)
1-2 years of Fabric (depends on size)
Hot glue gun
Dryer Sheets (this is going to help with a musty smells, put a couple sheets behind your fabric before gluing it in)
Spray Paint ~ I used Krylon Brushed Metallic, you can see my thoughts on it below)
*Ignore that lace in there, I thought I was going to put it on there but I decided not to.
I took the suitcase outside and spray painted it.
After letting it dry, I took and stripped out the inside fabric. I then took my fabric and measured out how much I would need to cut off by placing it inside the suitcase.
After cutting the correct amount, I took the hot glue gun and put glue inside and then quickly placed the fabric on the glue, carefully gluing the sides as well. Let it dry. DONE!I actually painted another suitcase too, put it below this one to use as storage of sheets and pillow cases. I then put this one on top, opened it up and put pictures of my grandparents/great grandparents in there to display. I am working on putting more photos in there too 🙂 Oh and of course there is a picture of baby “me” with my parents.
Of course it’s also fun to use suitcases just as they are as storage:I found this “hat” case for a buck at a yard sale, I use it to hold all my fabric remnants.
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