7.20.2011

Suitcases have more uses than what it was designed for

Suitcases were something I was familiar with growing up in my life, since my dad served in the Air Force I became accustomed to packing up my belongings in a suitcase and moving every 3 years. When you are a kid you don't see the advantages or the growth you experience through all the moves. It has helped shape me into the person I am today, someone who is pretty adaptable to new surroundings, easy going when it comes to a new location and a person who cherishes her friendships while living in one location and tries to stay connected to her friends long after moving away. I know this is in depth stuff for a pretty light-hearted Oh Pinteresting Wednesday but suitcases can serve multiple purposes other than their main purpose to pack your belongings and move or travel from one location to the next. The next best purposes for suitcases? Very cute end tables in your bathroom or living room or as the desk.
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40 comments:

Maddie said...

Thanks for following! I'm so glad to have found your blog too. This suitcase idea is awesome. I just moved into my first apartment since college and am looking for cute ideas to spice up the decor. My roommates and I are going for a shabby chic look and I think a suitcase side table could really work. Thanks for sharing!

Lacey said...

LOVE all of your pins! I like the idea of using vintage suitcases in other ways! So cute!!

Jenna said...

Wow! So many cute ideas for suitcases! I think my favorites are the nightstands and the kitten bed- sooo adorable!

1HecticMommy said...

Such cute pins!! I love the kitty bed, it is so cute and creative!

birdie to be said...

Very cute! I love all the different uses!

Danielle said...

i love the suitcases stacked up at the end of the hallway - adds character! the suitcase transformed into a trunk is sweet; i'd love to make one!

Erika Lee Sears said...

i love that kitty bed- and the kitty!

Christi Lynn said...

i love those!!! ah i want them so bad!

Leanna Vera said...

I love these! What a great decorating idea!

Amanda said...

I love the pastel suitcases as a night stand! They are so perfect :)

Tara said...

These are such fun pictures! Great inspiration.

Becca {A Blonde's Logic} said...

Great pins! I love the suitcase night stand with the mirror over it!

Becca
http://blondeslogic.blogspot.com

Alexis @bloomedinjune said...

i LOVE all those stacked suitcases! so great.

ashley said...

What an inspiring little back story to your post! And the pastel suitcases were my favorite.

Stephanie said...

Beautiful! I love big old trunks!

SaraMama said...

oh i love the bedside table ideas. so quirky and cool. your blog's really nice too so i'm gonna join in too :)

Ashlyn said...

it is crazy how creative people can be! love all the suitecases :]

Katie said...

Ooo... great mix of pictures! I love the first and last pictures best!

And the one that has the mirror on top... what a great solution for a flat surface (some suitcases can be weirdly uneven) and a way to protect the suitcase from cup rings!

BellaVida said...

Very interesting theme. One of the best pinterest posts I've read today.

Bella Vida by Letty
Have a great day.

ashleigh said...

love this idea!
i try to theme my weeks too!
i love the cat sitting in the suitcase; i am more of a dog person..but it is still cute!!

Savvy Gal said...

I saw a suitcase topped end table which was very whimsical and stylish at the same time. It's very different than our usual table.

Jess said...

I love the 2nd picture. These are great finds!

Courtney said...

I love the ideas of using trunks for side tables! That is such a cute, shabby chic idea!

Style, She Wrote said...

Great idea to get multiple uses out of your suitcases! xo style, she wrote

Allison said...

Love the second picture from the top. I would have never thought to decorate with suitcases but I love the look! Thanks for the comment on my blog! I am following you now but I don't see that you are following me?! Glad you commented though, I am making your blackberry browny recipe yum!

Cait said...

great pics girl :) suitcases are a wonderful idea! love your blog by the way! xo

Jess said...

I love how you have tied in the suitcases with your own experiences! And that kitty bed is too cute!

Kellie Collis said...

Fabulous! I love vintage suitcases! Have a wonderful day, Kellie xx

Natasha said...

love those old suitcases... they remind me of my weekends at grandparents when I was just a little girl :)

Michelle said...

I.LOVE.THIS.IDEA

Holly said...

Love these multi-purpose suitcase pins! Ever since I saw Emily @ Cupcakes and Cashmere use suitcases for her night stand, I've wanted to find old suitcases to do that with! Love, love, love! Great pins!

P.S. Found you on the linky from Michelle @ The Vintage Apple! Now following :)

{The Perfect Palette} said...

I LOVE vintage suitcases. Because what's not to love about them?

Such a charming post!

xoxo, Chrissy
The Perfect Palette

Jess said...

Oh my gosh I LOVE that second picture!! I wish I could pull that off!

Elizabeth and Kyle @ Love Is the Adventure said...

Well, first of all, I really appreciate your thoughts on being a military child. My parents were both Navy and then my dad was a military contractor after that and I can really relate to the moving around thing. I'm so glad you tied everything together for your Pinterest post!

Secondly, these pics are so cute. I am now doing some serious coveting of that endtable suitcase at the end of the bed...adorable.

Mr. Taylor and his Lady said...

the more i read things like this, i really think i need to get a pinterest! love the suitcases!
Xo

http://ericplustanya.blogspot.com

amy b.s. said...

i have seriously been on the look out for some vintage suitcases. if i ever find a few, i have great plans for them in my head! love.

Amy Rene said...

the suitcase stacks are such a good idea for decoration! loving it!!

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www.StarHughes.com said...

Those pastel suitcases are soooo pretty as a nightstand! I am in love with that look!

Ana MF said...

I love this idea! Especially with vintage suitcases though! I don't think I could convince my husband to do something like that in our house - he's more "traditional"!

xo, Ana
My (Newly)Wed Life

oomph. said...

absolutely loving the luggage as a nightstand! so shabby chic!

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