I bought this super cute Vintage Monarch Suitcase at Goodwill a couple of weeks ago for a whopping $1.99! I knew I wanted to make a cute conversation piece out of her, but I was not sure what to do. I loved the color, so I didn’t want to paint it.
While going over emails this morning I spied one of my old spray paint projects looking a little ho hum in my kitchen. Amazing enough it was the almost the same color as my suitcase. So I joined the two together to make this cute Vintage Suitcase Table Bar. This was a super easy project, literally all you need is some bolts and a drill! Here’s how I did it~
Vintage Suitcase Table Bar
- A small table to mount your suitcase on, mine is a telephone table painted with Valspar Cobalt Cannon spray paint
- Vintage suitcase
- Drill with 1/4 inch bit
- 4 Machine bolts~ Round Combo w/nuts
- 4 1/4 1inch wide washers
- 4 1/4 small washers
The old table before.
The first thing I did was remove the old railing hardware from the top of the table so the suitcase has a flat surface to bolt onto.
Turn the table and suitcase upside down and measure so that the table is in the center of the suitcase. Mark four drill holes evenly on the underside of the table. My table already had holes from the railing hardware I removed so I used them.
Note**If you need to make your own holes, draw a circle around the edge of the table on the bottom of your suitcase. Then mark your holes and drill using a 1/4 drill bit on the marked areas through the suitcase. Lay the suitcase on the table and mark the holes with a pen onto the wood table top and drill your holes through the table.
Match up the holes with the bolts and washers to attach suitcase. I used a large washer next to the bolt on the inside of the suitcase and a small washer next to the bolt under the table.
Tighten your nuts and bolts then you are done!So easy and I can’t believe I did not have to paint it! I was thinking of going with black or white and I still might. If I decide to upgrade the table, I will post it here! I am also thinking of tons of other uses for this cutie. Maybe in a party setting for plates and silverware. Or even a plant holder outside on the deck. I hope you liked this super easy craft! Enjoy!
These vintage keys were inside the suitcase~ How cool are they?
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