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« on: February 09, 2007 10:54:09 AM »

I went to the local thrift store and found this really ugly suit case. After, studying at it I realized I could probably make a coffee table with this. Plus it only cost a buck 28. It was worth the shot! The total table cost me about 12 bucks! Shocked


Putting on the legs with the power drill.


Legs are on ready to be painted!


Its finished


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« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2007 11:25:39 AM »

that looks great and handy storage too! The black looks so shiny. What kind of paint did you use?
This might be the handy answer to all my beads in the living room so I can bead while hubby has the remote control!
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« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2007 11:40:06 AM »

I bought it at Lowe's Hardware. I can remember the brand off hand. But, I know for a fact I bought a gloss, the normal  black is to dole.
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« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2007 02:24:02 PM »

That's very clever!!! I love your idea  Wink
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« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2007 05:05:16 PM »

was this regular paint or was it spray paint? I have been told there is some great plastic spray paint out there. BTW thanks for the quick response to my questions.
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« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2007 05:10:59 PM »

it was spray paint, I advice to you a primer. The plastic didn't soak up the paint to well. 
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« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2007 10:56:06 PM »

I love seeing what people do with these old suitcases!  Is the curve of the lid a problem?
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« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2007 02:31:10 AM »

That's awesome.  Where'd you find the legs, or did you already have them?  I like the black, but I liked the green, too.  I don't know what color I would've chosen, but it looks great.  Not to mention the storage...?
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« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2007 05:21:05 AM »

The contour of it doen't make anything roll off or anything. Just gotta pay attention to where you set your drinks. I bought the spindles at Lowe's too: they were about 3 dollars and the  leg braces were like 89 cents. I used the legs brackets that set at an angle. You can get the ones that set straight too. Yeah,I have my sewing projects and whatnots in there. It's great way to quickly hide your messes when someone knocks at the door too lol ! Grin
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« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2007 07:27:21 AM »

I think it's a great idea  Wink can you open the suitcase and store stuff in there?Huh
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