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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Very Cute, I Love it. Glad someone else doesn't use their garage for parking!ReplyDelete
Love it- especially since its my favorite color!ReplyDelete
Love it- especially since its my favorite color!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Very creative! Your newest follower! Nice work!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Great job! Adorable.
Have a wonderful week,
@ Eclectic Red Barn
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? ;)ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
I love it! Very unique!ReplyDelete
This looks awesome!!! We would love it if you would link up at our linky party:ReplyDelete
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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)ReplyDelete
Perfect, and now you can store all your magazines in there, too!ReplyDelete
Love it! And I love the color! Fabulous idea and really inspiring!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Robin @ Fluster Buster
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. LindaReplyDelete
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 - DawnReplyDelete
How cute! I love the color and those turned legs! :)ReplyDelete
~Katie @ Upcycled Treasures
So crafty! Pinned:)http://www.sewsweetvintage.com/2013/06/red-white-and-blue-roundup.htmlReplyDelete
Featured and pinned. Thanks so much. It's awesome. LindaReplyDelete
Love your idea!! Thank you for linking up at our SImply Create Link Party!ReplyDelete
I like how you did that suitcase , looks greatReplyDelete
The red suitcase table is truly outstanding in its field!ReplyDelete
So cute! And it goes perfectly with your arm chair!ReplyDelete
If you're interested, I'd love if you linked up to the Show & Tell party going on at Gingerly Made this week.
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.ReplyDelete
What a lovely, unexpected creation! I adore the pop of red and especially the rope treatment! Genius duo. :)ReplyDelete
I'll be featuring you on I Love That Junk and various other places. :)
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!! :)ReplyDelete
Very cute and functional too! I love how you added the cording to finish it off.ReplyDelete
I so love this idea!ReplyDelete
That is Awesome!! Love it, and have it pinned! Thanks for linking up to the DIY Sunday Showcase :-)ReplyDelete
A perfect marriage!ReplyDelete
Such a simplistic idea. I love the execution on it! And that red is an amazing color!ReplyDelete
I hope you come and link up with us today at our Monday link up party!
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 TammyReplyDelete
Oh my goodness! This is an EXCELLENT idea! Thanks so much for sharing it on Make Bake Create and on my Homemaking Party.ReplyDelete
This is so creative! Your project is being featured on Dandelion Wishes Wednesday tomorrow night! Stop on by and grab a featured button :)ReplyDelete
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Major Typo, OPPS!ReplyDelete
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.
You've just got Pinned!!! Thanks for sharing on DIY Showcase Party!! LOve the red/rope very unexpected!!ReplyDelete
This is so very cute! Thank you for linking with Hickory Trail!ReplyDelete
Love your suitcase table! You're my feature for this weeks Transformed Tuesday.ReplyDelete
So creative and it looks fabulous next to that chair!ReplyDelete
Hi Virginia, just hopping by to let you know that I will be featuring you at SYC this week.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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.
Such a cute idea! I love the rope detailing. Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays. xReplyDelete
What a great idea and we love the red suitcase next to the red chair - great color - fun idea!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing on the BeBetsy BRAG ABOUT IT. We'd love it if you link back to BeBetsy.
♡ Have a terrific week.
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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....ReplyDelete
What a great idea. And it fits perfectly into your rooms decor!ReplyDelete
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 :)ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
We featured your suitcase side table at Our Sunday Best and at our Pinterest board!
What a perfect fit! I love it! :)ReplyDelete
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This is so wonderful. Just love it. Featuring it when my link party opens up tonight!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
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Talk about thinking outside the box....this is beyond that. Very clever, my fav color. How great was it that the 2 pieces that have separately have great stories? Put them together....O the stories you can tell. Fabulous!ReplyDelete