Finally done with this refurbishment project, which I started in the fall last year. I got as far as cutting out the lid fabric and glueing it on before temporarily giving up. XD I turned one of my vintage suitcases into a coffee table with fabric, gold leaf, lace ribbon, hot glue and lots of mod podge. The fabric on the lid is from nouveau_bohemian on spoonflower (pattern is no longer available because I bought it several years ago!) and the interior fabric is vintage fabric that I inherited from my grandma. The gold leaf and scalloped gold edging on the lid I’ve had for years as well. XD Sometimes I buy things without knowing how they’ll be used.
This suitcase has a big tear in the bottom and no wheels, making it unappealing for its original use - especially when compared to the modern luggage sets we have. The suitcase also smelled like age and mold, and we wanted to use it for storing blankets and pillow cases - so I ripped out the interior and gave it a good scrub and airing before relining the inside. I am not fond of sewing, so I just covered the raw edges with lace ribbon as edge binding.
The suitcase also sits pretty low to the ground, so I bought a set of claw feet, painted them gold, sealed them with furniture wax, glued them on, then secured them in place with 2 inch screws.
I also put the original tag back in because it seemed kind of fun. XD
Here’s the original case:
Here’s the piece in progress: