The old suitcase is perfect for things--
More than one way!
The blogger of the Red Hen House, Korrie Bastian, dressed up an empty wall at her entrance, turning vintage luggage into a sturdy and unique shelf.
These smart suitcase wall racks are big enough to hold photo frames or vases that give off a fun, quirky atmosphere ---
They are also very practical.
Would you like to try this project?
Just keep reading how-to.
In this project, you need the following supplies: retro trunk 1x 10 inch plank screws, 2 1/2 screws, 3/4 flat table screws, first saw the tape scrap of the jigsaw puzzle electric drill painter, wrap the painter's tape around your suitcase about 6 inch from the front and draw a line.
Then, use your table saw to go as deep into the suitcase as possible.
To make this process easier, it is better to remove the fabric lining of the suitcase before placing it under the table saw.
If your table saw is not big enough to go through the suitcase, do the job with your jigsaw puzzle.
Next, measure your board to fit the cut
The part behind your suitcase.
Decide where you want your shelf to be on the wall and tape up the waste paper as a visual guide for shelf placement.
Once you find the perfect location, mark the wall around each piece of waste paper.
Use the marker as a guide, pick up your drill bit and 2 1/2 screws and connect the board directly to the wall.
Use your level to make sure the board is hanging straight.
Finally, put your suitcase on each board and fix them on each side with two 3/4 screws. The end result?
The unique vintage wall display perfectly saves all gadgets, photos and living room accessories.
Visit the Red Hen House for a full tutorial.