Creative Storage Solution: Vintage Luggage 5 Ways

Sheri Reed

suitcases luggage vintageSmart home decorators are getting creative with moms' old luggage, and now you can, too! Just head on down to their basements or up into their attics and pull out the old suitcase sets.

If your parents or grandparents don't own any cool vintage suitcases, watch for them in thrift stores or at garage sales and create some great-looking storage options in your home. Old luggage comes in lots of different shapes, sizes, colors, and both hard and soft materials, depending on how you're going to use it, so keep that in mind as you shop.

Check out these five simple DIY ideas we've rounded up for recreating old vintage suitcases into functional storage for the everyday.

5 Creative Storage Solutions From Vintage Luggage

suitcases luggage vintage nightstand storage

These vintage suitcases do double duty as a nightstand and extra storage. A great place to store your summer clothes and shoes over the winter.

suitcase table

Love these DIY suitcase tables, perfect for holding extra blankets or bedding at the end of your bed or use them as bedside table, end table, or coffee table. Learn how to make your own suitcase table.

suitcase stacked table luggage

This display table with a stacked suitcase base is wonderful. How precise is your stacking ability?

suitcase medicine cabinet

Here's a great idea for an old suitcase -- an eccentric medicine cabinet. Belts hold your toiletries in place and knobs organize jewelry in the door.

suitcases wall storage art

If your luggage is pretty enough to display (for me personally, these green ones aren't really pretty enough to display), then how about using them for wall art. It's art and it's easy-access storage in one.

Do you have any vintage luggage laying around? Do you use it for storage?


Images via Drew Coffman/Flickr, The Lettered Cottage, Good Housekeeping, Joie de Vivre, Love Nostalgic Whimsy, Apartment Therapy (via urban casita)

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