Sunday, June 23, 2013

The Traveler

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This table base has been in my garage for months...
 Really, I shouldn't call it my garage...
I haven't had a car in there in a year!
I should call it my storage facility/studio.

Anyway, back to the table...
I couldn't decide what to do with it.
Make it a bench?
Add a mosaic to the top?

Then I came across this vintage suitcase...

I was just guessing,
but it appeared to be the perfect size to fit on top of the table base.
And, I was right!
It was the perfect size...
except at the corners where it left a little gap... 

So, after using a staple gun to attach the suitcase to the base, I added rope to cover the gap. Plus, it needed a little "something."
 It was the perfect touch!





It has great storage...


I'd love to know all the places the suitcase has traveled to!
 What stories could it tell?
 And, who owned it? I'm sure we would have gotten along great.
Apparently, they love color just like me!

 I'll never know who owned it, or where it's been.
I guess I'll just have to make up stories about far away lands and fantastic adventures!
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56 comments:

  1. Very Cute, I Love it. Glad someone else doesn't use their garage for parking!

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  2. Love it- especially since its my favorite color!

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  3. Love it- especially since its my favorite color!

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  4. Wow -- I absolutely LOVE this!! I love the color (I'm a big fan of red too) and your idea of adding the rope to cover the gaps was genius.

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  5. Very creative! Your newest follower! Nice work!

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  6. Years ago I bought a leather Samsonite at a junk shop, I wonder, too where it has been, what trains and buses it was carried onto. Your red suitcase table is terrific!

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  7. Wow, I love this. I am the opposite of you - I have a blue suitcase that is looking for the right size base. One day!
    Great job! Adorable.
    Have a wonderful week,
    Bev
    @ Eclectic Red Barn

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  8. Such creative use of a great piece and I love how you solved your "gap" problem! Of course, red it my favorite color, so how I could not fall in love? ;)

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  9. What a great idea! I love how it turned out and the rope was just the thing. Thank you for submitting this to Transformed Tuesday.

    Hugs,
    Peggy~PJH Designs

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  10. I love it! Very unique!
    Therena@littlebitofpaint.blogspot.com

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  11. This looks awesome!!! We would love it if you would link up at our linky party:
    http://www.lifewiththecrustcutoff.com/two-girls-and-a-party-link-up-22/
    Live every Wednesday to Sunday.
    Hosted by:
    http://www.lifewiththecrustcutoff.com/ Parrish @ Life with the Crust Cut Off
    http://thissillygirlslife.com/ Dana @ This Silly Girl's Life
    We hope to see you there!

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  12. Just perfect! Love the color and your clever remake! Send me your address and I will send you the article from our newspaper on the garden spoons - patti (ppultorak @ gmail)

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  13. Perfect, and now you can store all your magazines in there, too!

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  14. Love it! And I love the color! Fabulous idea and really inspiring!
    theinspiredcafe.com

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  15. What a fun idea! I love how well it goes with your chair. Thanks for coming by and partying with us. I hope that we'll see you again next week.

    Robin @ Fluster Buster

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  16. AWESOMENESS!!! I need to look for a table this weekend while I'm out tag saling. LOVE IT!! Please come link up to my party What to do Weekends!! I love this. PINNING. Linda

    http://www.craftsalamode.com/2013/06/what-to-do-weekends-25.html

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  17. I've seen a few of those done, but yours looks the best. The rope detail was just the thing. And it looks fabulous next to that chair. I just love vintage luggage. Take care - Dawn

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  18. How cute! I love the color and those turned legs! :)
    ~Katie @ Upcycled Treasures

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  19. So crafty! Pinned:)http://www.sewsweetvintage.com/2013/06/red-white-and-blue-roundup.html

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  20. Featured and pinned. Thanks so much. It's awesome. Linda

    http://www.craftsalamode.com/2013/06/what-to-do-weekends-26.html

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  21. Love your idea!! Thank you for linking up at our SImply Create Link Party!

    Melissa
    redflycreations.com

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  22. I like how you did that suitcase , looks great

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  23. The red suitcase table is truly outstanding in its field!

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  24. So cute! And it goes perfectly with your arm chair!

    If you're interested, I'd love if you linked up to the Show & Tell party going on at Gingerly Made this week.

    http://www.gingerlymade.com/2013/06/show-tell-32.html

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    1. Thanks for linking up to Gingerly Made's Show & Tell party last week. You've been featured!
      http://www.gingerlymade.com/2013/07/show-tell-features.html

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  25. Virginia, I love it! You know that I adore red and it looks so cute with your chair. Certainly not your ordinary end table. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  26. What a lovely, unexpected creation! I adore the pop of red and especially the rope treatment! Genius duo. :)

    I'll be featuring you on I Love That Junk and various other places. :)

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  27. Love this! Love the color and the rope is the perfect finishing touch! I know you were so excited when everything came together so perfectly!! :)
    XO,
    Christy

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  28. Very cute and functional too! I love how you added the cording to finish it off.

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  29. That is Awesome!! Love it, and have it pinned! Thanks for linking up to the DIY Sunday Showcase :-)

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  30. Such a simplistic idea. I love the execution on it! And that red is an amazing color!

    I hope you come and link up with us today at our Monday link up party!
    http://www.sowderingabout.com/2013/07/on-display-link-up-8.html

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  31. Nicely done! Would love it if you came by and shared it at One More Time Events...http://www.onemoretimeevents.com/2013/06/share-it-one-more-time-features-and_29.html Hope to see you there! Hugs Tammy

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  32. Oh my goodness! This is an EXCELLENT idea! Thanks so much for sharing it on Make Bake Create and on my Homemaking Party.

    Blessings,
    Sarah

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  33. This is so creative! Your project is being featured on Dandelion Wishes Wednesday tomorrow night! Stop on by and grab a featured button :)

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  35. Major Typo, OPPS!
    Hopping over from Sumo's Sweet Stuff. Love this table, so creative and clever.It looks great with that red chair. I am pinning this table.
    Happy Fourth!
    Ginger

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  36. You've just got Pinned!!! Thanks for sharing on DIY Showcase Party!! LOve the red/rope very unexpected!!

    Shelly-cohost
    minettesmaze.blogspot.com

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  37. This is so very cute! Thank you for linking with Hickory Trail!

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  38. Love your suitcase table! You're my feature for this weeks Transformed Tuesday.

    Hugs,
    Peggy~PJH Designs

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  39. So creative and it looks fabulous next to that chair!
    Lisa

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  40. Hi Virginia, just hopping by to let you know that I will be featuring you at SYC this week.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  41. Good Morning Virginia, I absolutely love what you have done with this table base and suitcase. You have created a very unique table.... with added storage, which is something we all need. Guess what, I will be looking out for a suitcase and table base.
    I really feel inspired and I have enjoyed my visit to your blog, so I have become a new follower.
    It is lovely to meet you and I would like to invite you to visit me at Ivy, Phyllis and Me! when you have the time as you will be more than welcome.
    Have a wonderful July 4th holiday today.
    Best Wishes
    Daphne

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  42. Such a cute idea! I love the rope detailing. Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays. x

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  43. What a great idea and we love the red suitcase next to the red chair - great color - fun idea!

    Thanks for sharing on the BeBetsy BRAG ABOUT IT. We'd love it if you link back to BeBetsy.

    ♡ Have a terrific week.

    Sharon and Denise
    Fashion | Food | Beauty | Out & About | Morning Coffee

    Follow us:
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  44. Wow! Do I love this or WHAT!!!!! I need one of these and this suitcase is so great...it's not leather (great for a vegetarian) the size is WONDERFUL...so deep with so much storage...IN LOVE!!!!! : ) TFS...hugs....

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  45. What a great idea. And it fits perfectly into your rooms decor!

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  46. Love this X1,000 and you are being featured today! http://bowdabrablog.com/2013/07/05/bowdabra-feature-friday-with-christmas-in-july-projects/ Stop on over Mz. Creative ArtsyVava :)

    Susie @Bowdabra

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  47. I have the very same suitcase that I scored at a yard sale two years ago (but it's a dusty blue)...LOVE the color of yours!

    We featured your suitcase side table at Our Sunday Best and at our Pinterest board!

    Happy weekend,
    Nicolette

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  48. What a perfect fit! I love it! :)

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  50. This is so wonderful. Just love it. Featuring it when my link party opens up tonight!

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  51. Love it! Your new side table looks perfect next to that cute chair! BTW, what kind of wood floors do you have? They are beautiful!

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  52. الفك والتركيب والتغليف والتحرك من خلال شركة نقل اثاث بجدة متميزة تحتاج الي ركن البيت للاستفادة من خدماتها التي لا تقدم غير خدمات نقل اثاث بجدة رائعة لتلبية طلبات العميل. فرؤية الشركة لدينا وضعت طريقة جيدة وضعت كخبراء في نقل الخدمات التي يحتاجها العملاء عند التعاون مع شركة نقل عفش بجدة فاختيار المواد الخاصة بك التي تستخدم في تغليف الاثاث فهذه المواد أو الأشياء ستكون موجودة على عتبة المنزل للتحرك بكل آمن و بقوة إلى المكان الذي ترغب فيه
    شركة نقل الاثاث بالدمام
    استخدام الأصول الأولى داخل الاستراتيجية التي تستخدمها شركة نقل عفش بالدمام لدينا تدفعنا إلى التفكير في إعطاء نوع من الخدمات المتميزة الي العملاء التي تترك نجاحا مباشرا يمكن أن تنقش على نفسية الزبائن التي تقدم لهم خدمة نقل العفش.فلدينا ميل إلى أن يشار جيدا إلى العاملون والفنين والمغلفون ان يقوموا بعملهم في شركة نقل اثاث بالدمام نتيجة للمعيار والتنمية والعقل
    شركة نقل الاثاث بمكة
    مجموعة معينة لدينا في شركة نقل عفش بمكة تساعدنا في خدمتك في أي وقت من اليوم، وأنهم على استعداد للبقاء على طول هذه الخطوط لاعطاءك خدمة متميزة عن باقي شركات نقل اثاث بمكة التي توجد بهذه المنطقة فلا أحد لدينا في خدمات النقل يترك شيئا حتي لا نقع في قليلا من السخط.
    شركة تخزين الاثاث بالرياض
    التعبئة والتغليف يبدأ بالعمل المتميز من اجل الحصول علي شركة تخزين عفش بالرياض متميزة تمتلك مستودعات تخزين اثاث بالرياض تحافظ علي الممتلكات الخاصة بكم من الخراب. كما ان التعبئة والتغليف على استعداد فريد للتعامل مع كل نوع من الأدوات والأشياء الزجاجية والمواد التي تميل إلى الإضرار أو تحمل بانتظام أسوأ جزء في عملية الحركة. فخدمات شركة تخزين اثاث بالرياض تقوم بإرسال أفضل مجموعة يتقن الوصول إليها في الوقت المناسب لتلبية طلب العميل وفقا لمتطلبات محددة خاصة بك في هذا المجال بسبب الطريقة التي كانت لدينا مجموعة من الخبراء في كيفية ادارة مستودعات تخزين اثاث منذ فترة طويلة في هذه الصناعة لفترة طويلة جدا.
    شركة تخزين اثاث
    شركة تخزين عفش

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