One fact about my mom: she is a hardcore Pinterest pinner. She is also really good at choosing/making gifts for Christmas. (I mean really good.) Last year my mom picked up on my love for stacking suitcases and painted some suitcases white for me. This year, inspired by Pinterest of course, my mom and dad made me this amazing table from an old suitcase.
My dad made the legs and base and my mom painted and redid the inside of the suitcase. My parents are pretty crafty folks.
To redo the inside, my mom used upholstery fabric, cut it to size, and then used some hot glue. All of the suitcases I bought for myself have the original (sometimes iffy) lining inside them. The ones from my mom are all pretty and nice-smelling.
The little train case was also a Christmas gift from my boyfriend, Sean, last year. The little fox on top is a little wool critter I bought at a fiber arts festival in Greencastle, IN.
A little rabbit dish where I keep little knickknacks and my rainbow Polaroid Land Camera.
Right now I am keeping some of the little bows from my tutorial and hair flowers.
A vintage globe I’ve had since I was a kid.
I am really running out of room in my bedroom with all of the furniture I’ve been working on this year. From reupholstered chairs, to refinished furniture and all the other homey odds and ends I’ve collected, I really need a house/apartment to furnish. The whole post-graduate-living-at-home-paying-off-student-loan thing is great for delicious food, company, and craft supplies… but it really stinks for space. Usually I take over my little sister’s room and make it into my Etsy store/photo studio/annex, but she gets really grumpy if I leave anything in there when she comes home.
But where am I supposed to put things to make room for awesome things like suitcase tables?