Bedroom mirror and suitcases

I’ve mentioned before that I use suitcases in our bedroom for extra storage. But that’s just one way to repurpose a vintage suitcase. For some gobsmackingly creative ideas, scroll on!

Giftwrapping boxSuitcase giftwrap orgaiserBetter Homes & Gardens

Collect all your wrap, tags and tape in one place in a mobile wrapping station.

Sewing kit
Sewing kit
Mini macs

Similarly, use it as a hobby or sewing kit to keep everything together and make it portable.

Blanket boxSuitcase blanket boxesDesign*Sponge

Use large trunks at the foot of the bed for blankets, shoes or out-of-season clothes.

Suitcase shelving
Casa Sugar

Add shelves to a trunk to create a mini closet or shoe rack.

Liquor trolleyLiquor trolley trunkApartment Therapy

Go one better and add wheels to create a rolling booze cabinet.

File rack / pinboardSuitcase file memo boardDesign*Sponge

Affix to your study wall for a memo board and hidden file storage – genius!

Vanity/medicine cabinetSuitcase vanity cabinetVanity Case

How incredible is this vanity cabinet?

Bedside table
Suitcase bedside table
Apartment Therapy

Simply plonk a suitcase on a stool for an instant bedside table with plenty of storage.

Suitcase table
Bijou Kaleidoscope

You could add legs for a sturdier option.

Pet bedSuitcase dog bedDesign*Sponge

Add a cushy insert to give your pet the coolest bed around.

Blue suitcase chair

Or make some human-sized furniture.

What would you do with a spare vintage suitcase?


8 Responses

  • I love all things vintage suitcases, there are some great examples there! My all time favourite though is the sweet little dolls house suitcase from over at hart + sew, here is the link:

    • OMG So. Much. Cuteness. Thanks for sharing, Emma.

  • Wonderful! I kind of want a GIANT suitcase bed for myself now…


    • Haha! I know, if only they came in human sizes.

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