We’ve all seen those cute projects on Pinterest showing coffee tables, night stands, and pet beds made out of vintage suitcases, right? Well it’s probably one of the simplest upcycling projects you could tackle and lots of fun to boot. Here’s one I did recently with a chalkboard top. It’ll work as a cute play table with storage for Matchbox cars, Legos, etc. inside, then a game & drawing surface for tic-tac-toe, hangman, checkers, whathaveya.
Here’s what you’ll need:
1 sturdy hard-sided, flat (not tapered) suitcase
4 sets of table leg hardware (find it in the decorative wood section at the hardware store)
4 decorative screw-in table legs, available in several lengths
4 sets of screws and nuts (enough for the holes in your hardware). The hardware comes with short wood screws. You won’t use those.
Paint (if you want it)
Place your hardware for the table legs snug in the corners and mark where the holes will be with a pencil. Then drill the holes for your screws. Do this on all 4 corners.
Place the table leg hardware, then push the screws through and tighten a nut on the inside. Do this on all 4 corners.
Such an easy and fun project. What do you think?
10/7/13 UPDATE: We are no longer carrying Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan. It’s a fabulous, wonderful, lovely product and we hope you’ll continue to seek it out.
So what the heck is this Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan stuff? Is it for making chalkboards? Can you paint outdoor stuff with it? Do you have to seal it? Can you eat it?
ANSWERS TO THESE MYSTERIES AND MANY OTHERS on Saturday, January 26th. Stop by for day-long demonstrations of this wonderful paint. Get inspired! Pick a color! Go home and make something fabulous!
Word to the wise, once you start using Chalk Paint®, you won’t want to use anything else. I haven’t since I began. I love the finish, the way it feels when you’re painting with it, the complete lack of smell…it’s pretty wonderful stuff. I’m in love and I just know you will be, too.
Where: Nest Vintage Modern 3750 Grand Blvd., Brookfield, IL
When: All day, from 10-6 on Saturday January 26th, 2013
Why: So you can get inspired and have some fun!
How: We’ll demonstrate basic use on scraps of wood or odd pieces of furniture. If you have a specific project in mind, bring in a pic and we’ll help you with colors and ideas.