Monday, October 6, 2014

Suitcase Storage Table!

What do you get if you have a table with a questionable top and a suitcase?  
A SuitTable!  
A perfect conversation piece for your home... shabby chic at it's best.

How did I do it?
Well, I had this table given to me... good bones... cosmetically questionable.  But I loved it's lines. 
 
And I had this suitcase begging for a purpose..
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 I put the bottom of the suitcase on top of the table and measured each side until I knew it was centered.  Using pilot holes, I drilled five fat screws straight through the suitcase into the table top.
 I then flipped the suittable (cute, huh?) over and painted the bottom sides. 
 I chose Coastal Colors Turks to make a beautiful statement.  
My customers LOVE Turks and I can't keep anything too long in this color!
 After painting it... I knew I wouldn't the character and hardware to be highlighted with dark wax... See the difference and how much CHARACTER the dark wax gives the suittable?

I love that you can almost "see" every trip this suitcase has traveled!

After painting it... I knew I wanted the character and hardware to be highlighted with dark wax... 
See the difference and how much CHARACTER the dark wax gives the suittable?


Here is the final suittable.