This tutorial gives a similar result with an even easier how-to.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Voila. Simple. Sturdy. Cute.
What do you think of my part 2 of how to turn a suitcase into an end table? Isn’t it adorable?
Which do you like better? Make sure to Pin to your DIY board so you can make your own!
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