Ever find yourself with a lot of baggage? We’re talking about the physical kind, not the emotional. Recently we repurposed a vintage suitcase into a wall shelf. The suitcase itself had a hole puncture on the bottom, even more reason to do something with it.
While cutting a suitcase in half, you begin to weaken the integrity of the case. For added support, a 2x2 piece of wood was mounted across the top on the inside of the case. This piece will also be used as the mounting base to attach it to the wall. By drilling a hole into the wood, this acts as a “marker” when hanging onto the brackets. I screwed together a couple “L” brackets, to attach the suitcase to the wall. The 2x2 piece slips right into the brackets, the screw head snapping into the drilled hole, making it appear as if the suitcase is floating on your wall.
Easy, simple, and a conversation piece. Adding a nice layer of vintage to your home decor.