Vintage Leather Suitcase Coffee Table

DIY Vintage Leather Suitcase Coffee Table

Vintage…it is a trend that is staying strong.  Hello from Janeane with Janeane Pittman Interior Design presenting a DIY furniture project that will add a vintage flair to your home using items found at Goodwill of Orange County.

It all began with a quick visit to shopgoodwill.com where I found a fantastic leather suitcase sold by Goodwill of Orange County, Santa Ana location.  Here are the steps I took to turn this piece into a Vintage Leather Suitcase Coffee Table:

Supplies:

  • Vintage Leather Suitcase from Goodwill via shopgoodwill.com
  • Four 6″ Wood Table Legs
  • Four Top Plates
  • 36″ Glass Round Table Top
  • Wood Stain
  • Polycrylic Protective Finish

Tools:

  • Drill
  • Sponge Brush
  • Sand Paper

Supplies for Vintage Leather Suitcase Coffee Table

Step 1-Stain furniture legs and set aside to dry.

Step 1-Stain legs

I used a dark walnut stain

Legs with stain

Step 2-Sand the legs to give them a rustic, distressed feel.  Wipe the wood dust off, give them a coat of clear polycrylic finish, & set aside to dry.

Step 2-Sand legs

Step 3-Place the suitcase down with the bottom side up.  Screw in all four top plates to the four corners of the suitcase.

Step 3-Screw on Top Plates

I placed mine 3/4″ from the edge of the suitcase

Top Plates Installed

Step 4-Screw in the four stained legs into the top plates.

Step 4-Attach legs to Top Plates

Table ready for glass top

Step 5-Place a glass round table top on top of the suitcase and accessorize.

Vintage Leather Suitcase Coffee Table

I placed a collection of vintage glass bottles on top to go with the same feeling as the suitcase.

Vintage Leather Suitcase Coffee Table a

I love how you can see the details of the worn leather through the glass top.

Vintage Leather Suitcase Coffee Table b

Although it has slight damage, it adds life and character to this piece.

From an old suitcase I saw online to a Vintage Leather Suitcase Coffee Table sure to be the topic of conversation.

Vintage Leather Suitcase Coffee Table Before and After

 

#FindTheGood.  Think of Goodwill for your next repurposing project.  Shopping at Goodwill is a triple win: You get big savings, you help the environment by repurposing goods, and you support job creation for your local community.  To learn more about Goodwill of Orange County visit ocgoodwill.org.

Janeane

Interior Designer at Janeane Pittman Interior Design

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