Things To Do With Old Suitcases

Have you ever noticed how appealing tattered and worn suitcases or other vintage cases look? That is why they make such great home decor accents. I found so many things to do with old suitcases that can be incorporated into your home decor. Check out these creative ideas to add some rustic appeal to your home.

Vintage Suitcases Displayed As Home Decor

vintage case displayed as home decor

This case is unique in that it’s wrapped with a belt. I just put it on top of a cabinet to showcase it as rustic vintage decor. The case is actually an old salesman case.

decorative old suitcases stacked together

Suitcases with graphics are especially fun to display. Stack up some of your favorites for a fun look. You can also make use of the stack by storing things inside.

colorful painted stacked old suitcases

SOURCE: Belle Maison

This stacked set of colorful suitcases is a fun and cheerful display. It may be hard to find a set like this. However, finding suitcases in various sizes is easier. You could always paint old suitcases and then stack them to get a similar look.

Repurpose And Upcycle

If you don’t want to display old suitcases in a stack or on their own, another idea is to repurpose a suitcase for another use. You can make tables, shelves, and other unique furnishings. Here are a few ideas for inspiration.

old suitcase breakfast tray

SOURCE: Mother Earth LIving

One ideas is to take a suitcase apart. The top can be repurposed and used as a unique breakfast tray. So then, what do you do with the bottom of a suitcase? The next idea is the perfect solution.

diy suitcase ottoman

SOURCE: So Creative Things

You can use the bottom of an old suitcase to make a decorative ottoman! The variety of looks that you can get are endless. The color of the suitcase, the legs used, and the type of cushion are all variables that can change the look.

old suitcase wedding card box

TUTORIAL: DIY Vintage Card Box

Another fun idea is to use vintage cases to make wedding card boxes. I used to make these to sell and they were extremely popular.

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