Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Cute Little Bit o' Junk

The guest bedroom is about done.  I'm sharing another piece that became part of it today.  There is one more area that needs a little work but I think I'll show you the rest of the room by the end of the week, since I'm still waiting for inspiration on what to do with it.  That inspiration may not come until after #4 arrives.  We'll see.

I actually shared this first over at Three Boys about a week and a half ago.

This project repurposes a piece of junk. Honestly, I'm impressed that this crazy creative project worked!

Here's what I started with:

An old suitcase I payed $3 for at an estate sale.

...and a T.V. tray I've probably had for 10 years.

I needed a bedside table sooooo, suitcase meet T.V. tray.

Some spray primer and a coat of spray paint were put on to create my base and make the two pieces more cohesive.  One day my husband is going to lose it with me because I get over spray on the garage floor all.of.the.time.  Hasn't lost it yet though, so I'll stick with  my poor floor coverage technique.;)

Next, I did a little stenciling.  The stencil comes from Home Depot's Martha Stewart line.  I used this great orange color to play off my accent fabrics.

Distress ink was added all around because a little more of a worn look never hurts, right?

I mod podged book pages to the ends and handle of the suitcase...just cause I love the look and had all of the stuff to do it.

Here is what my new bedside table looks like.

I adore it!  Yes, I do want it to look very worn and shabby.  The guest room it is sort of shabby sheek.  I gotta keep the theme going, ya know?

 I'm jumpin' up and down excited to be revealing the whole room here pretty quick.  I can't decide if the excitement comes from the look I've created or just the relief to have it DONE.  Hmmmm.

Here's a view of my table's pretty backside.

And finally, a sneak peak of the corner it calls home.

 This whole project probably put me out about $12.  A lot better than anything I could have found on Craigslist and definitely cheaper than new.

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Linking to:

Home Stories A 2 Z 
A Bowl Full of Lemons 
Savvy Southern Style 
Blue Cricket Design 
Not Just a Housewife 
The Thrifty Home 
Someday Crafts 
The Shabby Creek Cottage 
Somewhat Simple 
Creations By Kara 
Miss Mustard Seed 
The Shabby Nest 
Chic on a Shoestring Decorating 
Thrifty Decor Chick


  1. This is really cool! I love the way it looks in the room, so fabulous when a project comes together perfectly! Thank you for your kind words on my blog. :)

  2. What a great job. Your bedside table looks stunning.

  3. Oh beautiful, Heather!So clever and so pretty!

  4. Wow, what a transformation! That looks wonderful. You are so clever!

    Best wishes,

  5. Looks great. Been wanting to do something similar for quite a while.... I am inspired!
    Meredith From A Mother Seeking Come find me on my blog, A Mother Seeking...

  6. How cute is this! So innovative. :) -Brenda-

  7. I love this! What a great transformation.. and a very clever idea!
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  8. what a great job. I love this.



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