TURNING OLD LUGGAGE INTO A WORKS OF ART

15.05.2014
Filed Under: diy and craft, flowers

 

suit case table for bedroom

 

Vintage suitcases are JUST beautiful plain! and simple!  Mixing luggage is in and re-doing  them as a table base or a chest table by a bed or sofa is very cool. Its  a fun project and so easy to do…… If you want to get this look  go shopping and visit all your local thrift stores, yard sales and antique shops. You be surprise how popular these vintage suitcases are.  Collect different colors and different sizes of suitcases to create a table.  You can create many reuses with old suitcases in your home.

 

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Suit Case Decor created by:  Architectural Art Design

Just placing  vintage suitcases anywhere in any room, it’s that simple and creates a conversation piece.

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Suit Case Decor created by:  Architectural Art Design

No two suitcases are alike….. I found these two at a thrift sale for $20 for both.

 

my vintage suitcases

 

The outdoor has always given me a feeling of joy… I love bringing the inside to the outside.  The outdoor air, water, and other outdoor elements make  me feel refreshed and calm that’s why I spend a great deal of time outdoors making projects there.  So its obvious  that I would bring one of my suitcases and fill them with  herb plants.  :)

Heres how you make this little treasure.

  • Small Suitcase
  • Plastic
  • Garden soil
  • 5 different herb plants
  • Cover the bottom of the suitcase with plastic.
  • Fill the bottom suitcase with garden soil.
  • Add all the herb plants and add remaining soil.

 garden art 4

“Walk with Nature”

I party today with these folks  Fluster Buster

49 comments

  • henrietta

    What a great idea. It gives the room a vintage feel yet till contemporary.

    • Maria Brittis

      Hey Henrietta
      thanks for stopping by again.. I greatly appreciate you sweet comments and they make my day..This project was very fun and easy to make..
      Hugs Maria

  • Suzan

    Hi Maria – I came by because you left such a lovely comment – what beautiful examples of how lovely old suitcases can be – especially love the one in the garden !!!
    Hugs,
    Suzan

    • Maria Brittis

      I love your blog and I really glad you stopped by.. I think you entered my Fabulous Friday Link Party last week. Ill put you on my list to send a invite for the next one.. I may do one tomorrow but i have to see if i have time. Its not every week.. The old suitcase was an inspiration from seeing this one website that had some pretty designs. Thanks Maria

  • Linda Todd

    I used to travel with my work and I should have some suitcases to try these ideas. They look so unique and good. Would have never thought about this.

    Thank you for sharing these ideas.
    Linda

    • Maria Brittis

      I bet you be surprise that you have some really nice smaller pieces that you can do this.. You can also use a decorative large box as well. Thanks again for stopping by.. Maria

  • Jess

    This is such a neat idea! :)

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

  • Rhonda

    Stopping by from Turn It Up Tuesday. Love the creativity with the luggage, especially the Luggage Herb Garden. I’m a gardener, I’ll be on the look out for the perfect piece of garden luggage.

    • Maria Brittis

      Thanks for the kind words! I hope you find a perfect suitcase and create this adorable piece for your garden.. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
      Will stop by your blog and explore it. Thanks Maria

  • Donna Wilkes

    What inspirational photos for using vintage luggage – one of my favorite things to do.

    • Maria Brittis

      Hi Donna .. Thanks so much in visiting my blog.. I’m glad you like the post.. Its the garden part thats very inspirational to me..When I’m outside i Get all these interesting ideas and Thats how i got this one. Maria

  • Charlie@Seattle Trekker

    Love your interesting use of re-purposed materials.

    • Maria Brittis

      Hey Charlie.. Glad you like my crazy suitcase idea… Its out-there in the rain and the herbs look great! I think eventually the suitcase will become part of the soil but that won’t happen for a few years. I will have to look for another suitcase then. Love your Blog, is that originally newspaper as well.
      Maria

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    • Maria Brittis

      Thanks so much in using my Garden Suit Case in your post.. It was a nice surprise to wake up to.. Love the post.. Its so wells done..
      Hugs Maria

  • Brittnei

    I’m so pinning this for inspiration at a later time just in case. I love these. I had no idea that some were luggage. Only I knew because of what the post says, but they look so beautiful in the decor of the rest of the room!

    • Simple Nature Decor

      Brittnei… Im so glad you are pinning this.. the more the happier I get… Love that you stopped by friend and I hope your weekend is filled with fun and laughter..
      Hugs
      Maria

  • Heather {Woods of Bell Trees}

    I don’t know which luggage idea is my favorite! 😀 LOVE!

    • Simple Nature Decor

      I know what you mean.. it was hard for me to decide when i was doing the post..Architectural Design Blog have some really nice things.. .I got inspired to create my own with the ones i have..Thats how i came up with the garden suitcase. Thanks Maria

  • Misty Nicole Overstreet-Roberts (The Lady Prefers To Save)

    Maria, those suitcases with plants are amazing! I am going to be on the look-out for a set for my porch! Thank you for stopping by my page earlier today as well! You have such style, I love it!

    • Maria Brittis

      Hey Misty I hope you get to make one some day, its really easy! It really nice that you stopped by.. I love to meet new people and its such a nice feeling.
      Keep in touch.. Maria

  • Emily

    Love this idea! I just purchased an old suitcase at a garage sale and I have been trying to figure out what to do with it. Thanks for the inspiration! We would love for you to share with us at Your Designs This Time!
    http://elizabethjoandesigns.com/2014/05/designs-time-no-10/

    • Maria Brittis

      So happy you visited my blog with your lovely comments.. I would love to share something of my with “designs this time”. Can you give some details.. here is my email mpbrittis@gmail.com
      Hugs Maria

  • Beth

    I absolutely love this design idea! Vintage suitcases are wonderful,,,hatboxes too!

    • Maria Brittis

      Not enought time to do all this work.. I work 30 hour in business which is not related to decor and its very hard to fit all this in.. But i love meeting people and wish I could do this full time.. Hopefully some day. Hugs Maria

  • Brittany Burke

    Great blog! You can bet I will continue to stop by. Thank you for checking out Ravishing in Plaid. Really wish I could have participated in the Friday Party. xx Brittany

    • Maria Brittis

      You are always welcome to stop by and leave me a comment and I will stop by your blog.. later.. It looks like a great stylish blog that I will enjoy to read.
      Maria

  • Brittany Burke

    Great blog! You can bet I will continue to stop by. Thank you for checking out Ravishing in Plaid…I wish I could participated in the Friday Party. xx Brittany

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    • Maria Brittis

      Kimberly I hit the jack pot with all this loving for my Garden Suitcase.. You gals are just wonderful
      Maria

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    • Maria Brittis

      You rock and Im in love with your blog party.. you have made me a happy camper today.. for loving my garden suitcase post

      Hugs
      Maria

    • Maria Brittis

      OOOOHHHHH so happy you stopped by to send me some love for the project Garden Suitcase
      Sending love back Maria

    • Maria Brittis

      I really loving your party and all the attention I am getting for the project i created with a suitcase.
      Maria

    • Maria Brittis

      Thanks for featuring my Garden Suitcase.. Im just so touched with all the attention I am getting for this suitcase. Its been so much fun.. Love your blog as well..

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    • Maria Brittis

      Good Morning..Hope you are well and I just want to thank you for liking my garden suitcase.. Have a great week Maria

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  • lisa lynn

    Fun ideas! Thanks for sharing your post on The HomeAcre Hop! I hope you’ll stop by again today :)

    • Maria Brittis

      What a great name for your blog… I love hops and Im going to have one tomorrow so ill send your an invite.
      Thanks Maria

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      OOOOOh!What a great post! Thanks for linking up your fabulous stuff. So many great posts to read and later on today I’m going to sit down with a cup of tea and explore everything! Maria

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