Prized among vintage-lovers, antique luggage is a common thrift store find and family hand-me-down. But it can be tough to figure out how to use those bulky suitcases if they aren’t quite right for your next vacay. If your luggage is a bit too damaged to take with you on trips, or even if it’s simply not your style, you can still find loads of useful ways to repurpose it and give it a second life around the house. So, dig all that old luggage out of the closet, and check out these 10 savvy and stylish reuse ideas from around the Web.
Homepage Image: Sarah Hanks/Fancy Seeing You Here
1. Pet Bed
Give your four-legged friend a touch of vintage glam with this clever pet bed made from an upcycled suitcase.
This project may look a little tricky, but it’s much easier than you’d think. Fancy Seeing You Here blogger Sarah Hanks finished the whole thing in a few hours while watching TV.
“It was a very simple and quick assembly,” Hanks said on her blog. “I love having a unique pet bed that is also eco-friendly. Hopefully my cats enjoy it, too!”
Check out Hanks’ step-by-step tutorial, including detailed photos and tips to help you create a chic pet bed that you and your furry friends will love.
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