How To Repurpose A Vintage Suitcase: Upcycled Vintage Suitcase Cat Bed

October 17, 2019

How To Repurpose A Vintage Suitcase: Upcycled Vintage Suitcase Cat Bed

I just listed this awesome vintage suitcase on my website and I wanted to share one of the ways it can be repurposed.

How to repurpose a vintage suitcase

Vintage Brown Leather Suitcase $89.99 SOLD

You can easily turn one of these classic 1970s hardcover suitcases into snazzy looking pet bed. It doesn't really take much! Grab a soft pillow, blanket or rug for the bottom of the suitcase. I used a faux sheepskin rug from Hobby Lobby, but choose something that matches your own style. Then gather your pet's favorite toys and stock the interior pouches of the suitcase.

how to repurpose a vintage suitcase

This particular suitcase has a beautiful interior. The fabric is in great condition and it has lots of pockets for storing toys and treats.

how to repurpose a vintage suitcase

It took my cat about half a minute to warm up to this new bed! It would also work perfectly for a small dog. I actually have two cats at home so I'm thinking about making another one of these using a much larger trunk. Then maybe there will be enough room for them to cuddle together.

how to repurpose a vintage suitcase

You could attach some thin hairpin style legs to the bottom of the suitcase if you wanted it to sit higher off the floor. In this case I'm fine with the bed sitting on the floor, as that's what I my cats are used to. Anyway, I hope you enjoy this idea. Here are some suggestions for you to recreate the look. Thanks for reading!

Get The Look - Vintage Suitcase Cat Bed

how to repurpose a vintage suitcase

1. Vintage Leather Suitcase / 2. Topo Cat Toy / 3. Faux Sheepskin / 4. Natural Straw Cat Toy




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