Are you thinking of throwing out that old suitcase that has been lying around in your house for ages? Well, not just yet. Your old suitcases could have more use in your home, other than storage of clothing items. If you have an old suitcase you want to throw out or a suitcase that has been lying around idle, then this article will give you some helpful insights on how you can convert it into a useful item or décor piece in your home.
One of the simplest ways of reusing old suitcases is converting them into tables. There are many variations to the tables you can create using old suitcases, ranging from low coffee tables or high tables. Depending on your choice, you will have to attach casters for a low coffee table or legs for a high table. To spice things up, you can paint the suitcase and the legs in different colors.
2 Shelves, cabinets and cupboards
Old suitcases make the perfect shelves, cupboards or cabinets. You can make modifications in the design, by adding wooden bars for the shelving. You can decorate it by painting and adding stickers or any other cool decorative pieces, both on the inside and outside.
3 Chairs and ottomans
Chairs and ottomans are another popular idea for repurposing old suitcases. All you need is legs or casters and upholstery fabric. You can choose plain fabric or that with prints and patterns.
4 Pet beds
What more comfortable bed for your pet than a suitcase? If you have a suitcase you no longer use, a good idea would be adding a small, comfy mattress on the inside and covers for your pet.
An old suitcase can be turned into a desk. This is especially easy if the suitcase is wooden. You can make adjustments to the design to include features such as drawers.
Alternatively, when creating chairs from old suitcases, you can leave the back open so that you can use it as a backrest.