How to Make a Suitcase End Table- Part II

A few days ago I showed you how I turned a suitcase into an end table. Check out the post and great after here!

This tutorial gives a similar result with an even easier how-to.

suitcase end table pt 2

Like I mentioned in that post, I tried and failed using that same method with another suitcase. I am not sure why, but the legs were not stable. You can see in the photo below how they would lean.

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Not good for a bedside table.

So it just sat in our office (aka the this-is-where-we-put-something-when-we-have-no-idea-what-to-do-with-it room). For months. And made me sad.

Then one morning in the car I had a stroke of pure genius. We had a little white stool that came with a desk I was going to paint. The stool needed re-upholstery big time.

So my thought was, what if I can take the top off and attach the base to the suitcase?

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It worked. And took me all of about 5 minutes.

I flipped the stool over and found just what I wanted- the top was simply screwed into the base.

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So I used my drill (love me some power tools) to remove all the screws and was left with the base. It’s wooden, sturdy, and white = needed nothing done to it.

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I tried it out to make sure it would look ok…IMG_2956

And it did. I centered the stool base on the bottom of the suitcase and simply drilled the screws back in through the original holes in the base into the suitcase.

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Voila. Simple. Sturdy. Cute.

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It looks great on the other side of the guest bed. IMG_3050 IMG_3052

I love the patina of this suitcase and the nubby texture. IMG_3049 IMG_3044

What do you think of my part 2 of how to turn a suitcase into an end table? Isn’t it adorable?

suitcase end table pt 2

Which do you like better? Make sure to Pin to your DIY board so you can make your own!

suitcase end table 1

Linked up to Miss Mustard Seed Furniture Feature Friday

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6 thoughts on “How to Make a Suitcase End Table- Part II

  1. I absolutely love how both of these turned out. Makes me wish I had some vintage suitcases. I found your blog through the Miss Mustard Seed Furniture Feature Friday link party and had fun browsing around your site. Congratulations on another well done makeover.
    Dorene @ seasonal chapters

  2. Hi ,
    Gee you are clever! You gave me a great idea.I love the vintage suitcase stacking look. I have some beautiful cases and had a look for ideas. Love yours, Well done.
    Ann

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