Repurposing Old Luggage

I recently handed down a vintage suitcase to my niece that my great aunt carried with her from Greece to Ellis Island.  I love the stories these old cases tell.  I recently picked up 3 that had the old destination stickers from depot stations.  These are not exactly pieces of luggage we want to check thru the airports today however due to their sturdy almost wood like construction, they make for wonderful functional accents in the home.  This chunky stack of three makes for a great end table, sturdy enough to hold a lamp, and let's not forget their storage features.  Check out these other ideas for inspiration.

A tower of vintage cases makes for an eye catching foyer arrangement

 Cutting off the back end allows for easy hanging with a couple of angle irons

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