July 16th, 2009 in member junk     
beachbabe39 beachbabe39, member
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I had been wanting to put something under my sideboard, but not the usual plants or books. Walking the dog one day, two circa 1960s Samsonite suitcases were being thrown away. One person's trash is another person's treasure. I brought them home, painted them with a glossy black paint and stacked them under my sideboard. I brought out some of the silver items given to us as wedding presents and put on the top suitcase. They do more good here than in the sitting in the closet where they have been for the past 16 years!

Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, vintage, furniture, living room, black

Comments (7)

beachbabe39 writes: I had no idea that I would be giving so many ideas for the painted suitcases. If it stays still long enough, I will paint it!! My non-crafty husband who usually notices nothing I do (I think he just understands that I will come up with whatever and just rolls with it)has told me that every room should have something black. No clue where he got that. I just used some spray paint on hand! Posted: 5:40 pm on July 26th
junkermidge writes: Oh,wow. I have MANY suitcases myself. Some are cool and vintage, but some are not so great looking. But I would NEVER have thought to paint them. Yours turned out beautiful, love the black. Great idea! Thanks.
Midge Posted: 10:00 pm on July 18th
suewhitney writes: Beachbabe39, you've been busy! I have to say that one can never have too many suitcases. I have never thought of painting them either....great idea. These cases are great for hidden storage as well. Yeah for suitcases!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 10:41 am on July 18th
piecesofthepast writes: I agree with Candy...I would have NEVER thought to paint suitcases but the black is chic! I'm now on the hunt for some to paint very bright colors for my office at work! Posted: 7:11 am on July 17th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Painted suitcases??? LOVE that! You know, I paint everything else that can't run away, so why hadn't I thought to paint some old suitcases? Brilliant! It is now on my list...

Candy Posted: 9:38 pm on July 16th
beachbabe39 writes: Oh, this sideboard is awesome!!! It was a Christmas present from my inlaws. They live in Charlotte, NC and the piece was purchased there. My m-i-l LOVES sideboards and said she got a great deal on this one. My m-i-l has fabulous taste: in fact, she has often asked if I would trade with her. The sideboard is on the smaller side, one door will not open great hardware too. Not sure of the year or the history, I just know it's gorgeous and I am still scratching my head over how and why my m-i-l gave this one up! Lucky me. Posted: 8:38 pm on July 16th
texasjunkermom writes: Okay, I like the suitcases-turned-decor; now, show us more of the sideboard! It looks beautiful from what I can see. Love antique/heirloom furniture. What's its history? (Good save on the suitcases.) Posted: 8:09 pm on July 16th
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