I am not a huge seasonal decorator, but I was planning on swapping out my sofa blanket and pillowcases during the Christmas season, and we have a few Halloween decorations. So, this suitcase will not only be a coffee table, but also serve as a storage and linen chest.
The suitcase sits pretty low to the ground, so in order to raise it up and add another cute detail, I bought a set of four clawfoot legs and painted them gold with wax paint. I sealed them with clear furniture wax before glueing them on with gorilla glue. I didn’t feel like gorilla glue by itself was a good long-term method for attaching the feet, so I secured them in place with two inch screws.
The finishing touch for this piece was reattaching the original tag; I feel like it just keeps a bit of the original flavor and authenticity of the luggage intact.
This project isn’t perfect – there are some dark spots from too much glue, and some patchy bits, but I think the bumps and bruises just add to its character. And the most important thing is that it no longer smells like old mold and will be able to store our blankets without making them smell like mold.
Overall, I’m really happy with how this project turned out and am looking forward to rehabbing the rest of my suitcase set – all which will be a little different.
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