Thursday, September 8, 2011

Suitcase Chair


I think I need an intervention…
for Craigslist.


Two months ago when we finished our ottoman makeover, I had talked about what our new project would consist of. Somehow this project got put on the back burner until now. I finally started the it which I know my husband is very thankful since it has been taking up space in our closet. I purchased some old suitcases on you guess it.. the one and only Craigslist.

Let me introduce the not-so-pretty-closet-hog.


The first thing that had to go was that color, not to mention all the scratches. He even had a sticker that said "inspected - 1955".

Now let’s do some simple math problems.

Now to let that dry.

Pre-made table/chair legs might just be the greatest thing next to sliced bread.

Once those were painted.. I moved on to tufting.



Add a little thread and you get this:



I got 2 yards of just plain white fabric for a whooping $3.00 (gotta love those 40% off Hobby Lobby coupons)
I was given a hand me down Carebear blanket when I was pregnant. Nothing against Carebears but I just didn't see my son walking around with it. Since it was made with batting it was enough extra cushion I needed. (Recycling is good, right?) And for the pillows.. we actually have too many pillows around here. I know, I know.. there is such thing as too many pillows?!

Thank goodness for husbands to drill holes and screw on the angle braces and the legs.

After attaching the painted legs. Baby is always willing to help out too.

Ok.. now it's time..

drum roll please




As always, baby approves :)

Linking up HERE!

61 comments:

Betsy J said...

Wow, that looks awesome! Color me impressed.

Suzie @ The Accent Piece said...

This is so creative! I love how it came out. And your baby is super cute :)
I'm your newest follower!

Spontaneous Threads said...

Too cute! and great idea!

jessicajane said...

I'm so glad I know someone who did this! I've seen this somewhere (probably pinterest) and loved it!

Bethany @ A Fish Who Likes Flowers said...

This is AWESOME!!! Such a clever idea.

amycatherine said...

Great! I wanted to find a tutorial for this. So wonderful.

Cris said...

WOW! Socool!

Rose and Heather said...

Never would I ever think Id see this! Amazing job!
We would love to have you link up at our link party, Crafty Lassie Tuesday.
www.sewstylishboutique.blogspot.com
Heather & Rose

Candace @ Candace Creations said...

I love this how cool! Come link this up this weekend at scrappy saturdays @ candacecreations.blogspot.com

Erica said...

I love this chair! I would love to have you join my linky party. http://hindrancecrafts.blogspot.com/2011/08/under-25-makeover-kitchen-details.html

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Really appreciate you linking up this awesome post at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

Delaney said...

This is super creative & cute!

Cherished Bliss said...

I LOVE this!! So much fun : ) I hope you will stop by and share at my party!!

http://www.cherishedbliss.com/2011/08/craft-and-tell-no-19.html

Shanna @ Yellow Pocket Boutique said...

This is awesome! I just bought some old suitcases and had no idea what I was going to do with them..this may be my new project! Thanks for sharing!

Rachelle @ Adventures in Creating said...

Looks great! So creative. I'd love it if you'd stop by my blog and check out the giveaway I'm having for a Dremel Trio!

The DIY Show Off said...

So creative! Great job!

Condo Blues said...

I have an old suitcase in the garage that is a good candidate for something like this. How much batting/foam/whatever did you use to make it a comfy chair? Did you put anything/make a frame so the person won't sink into the chair/suitcase bottom?

kimberlyann said...

Thanks everyone.

Condo Blues, we put a piece of plywood on the bottom, then put a 3 inch think piece of foam, then put the tufted pillow on top.

Hope that helps!

Kim

The Girl Creative said...

Oh my goodness! I would have NEVER thought to do that!! You did great. :) Thanks for linking up. :)

very merry vintage style said...

How cute is that! You make tufting look easy... I love it. Thanks for linking this post up to Share the Love Wednesday!
Mary

Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

How awesome is that?!! I would love for you to link up to It’s a Party on Thursday (actually, it starts tonight)!
www.acreativeprincess.blogspot.com

DearHelenHartman said...

Brilliant! It would be really clever in a guest bedroom.

laxsupermom said...

How creative! It looks really comfortable, too. Love the tufting! And that baby - Just Adorable! Thanks for sharing.

I'm hosting my monthly Before Blogging Throwback Thursdays party, and would love for you to come show off something you bought, did, or created Before Blogging. Can't wait to see what you bring to the party.

Cynthia said...

Very creative! It turned out super cute:-)

Candace @ Candace Creations said...

Thanks for stopping by! I actually used to live in Dallas but we moved to NE this summer! :( I was sad to leave...

SewHappyGeek said...

Hey, I love your new chair! Thanks for linking up - I featured it today at SewHappyGeek!

Delaney said...

Congrats! You've been featured on Fabulousity Friday at Sweet Tea Serendipity! Stop by & pick up your award: http://sweetteaserendipity.blogspot.com/2011/08/fabulousity-friday-10.html

kimberlyann said...

Thank you so much! :)

Tiffani Rose said...

Oh my! That has to be the cutest thing ever!!

Thank you for stopping by my blog! I am so glad you found me :)

I look forward to meeting you in the future!!

Tiffani

Stephanie said...

WOW! That is so different! Very very creative! I love your pics of the baby having fun on the chair! :-) So cute!

Kat from California said...

This is so fun and clever. Very original!

Shona said...

oh wow! that is amazing! So creative. thank you so much for sharing!

Natasha in Oz said...

I've got a pinterest board full of ideas on how to use vintage suitcases and I just love this idea! You guys are so clever-well done!

Best wishes,
Natasha @ 5 Minutes Just for Me

Audra @ The Kurtz Corner said...

You were featured! Check it out :)

http://www.thekurtzcorner.com/2011/08/link-party-features-no-3.html

Audra
thekurtzcorner.com

Kim said...

Dang, that chair is great! Tell me, where did you get your prefab legs? I have a half finished project in my garage lookin for some legs. I am featuring this project tomorrow!
Kim
www.kim-toomuchtimeonmyhands.blogspot.com

kimberlyann said...

Thank you so much!
Kim, I actually got them at Home Depot in the lumber section. :)

Mindie Hilton said...

Thank you for linking up at Bacon time. I am going to feaure your suitcase chair on Thursday afternoon. Love it. Hope to see you each week.

Candace @ Candace Creations said...

This suitcase chair is so awesome! Thanks for linking up to scrappy saturdays! come back this weekend :)

Candace @ Candace Creations said...

ps your are featured this weekend so come check it out and grab a sticker if ya like :)

Mallory Nikolaus said...

I LOVE this! Saw a similar one on Pinterest and I loved that too! SO GREAT!

Lisa said...

This is the coolest chair ever.

Meredith Resnick said...

That was such a great idea! I LOVE it!
~ Meredith From A Mother Seeking



A Mother Seeking...




This week, "When Life Hands You Lemons..."

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

Thanks for linking up to Things I've Done Thursday! Hope you'll join in again this week!

Melanie
bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com

Kaitlin Saenz said...

This is fabulous! Sso great! I love it! Thanks for sharing it with {Re}creation Into Something New Wednesdays at Not So Simple Housewife! Hope to see more from you this upcoming Wednesday!

Kaitlin-The Not So Simple Housewife
http://notsosimplehousewife.blogspot.com/

Meredith Resnick said...

I know I commented on this post once before, but I am returning again... and finally really ordering that vintage suitcase from ebay because this is too adorable not to! LOVE IT!!!!
Just can't wait to try it!
~ Meredith From A Mother Seeking come find me on my blog, A Mother Seeking...

Ellen said...

Holy cow...luv it.. this is totally awesome.
You stole the show for sure...and that baby is just so yummy...
Hugs,
Ellen

very merry vintage style said...

Very nice--great makeover! Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday!
Mary

Natasha in Oz said...

That is brilliant! I've seen this project on Pinterest but have never seen one that has actually been made-yours is amazing!

Best wishes,
Natasha @ 5 Minutes Just for Me

Brit @ JandMs Eye Candy said...

Genius! What an original idea, love it! Thanks again for linking up!
Britney
www.jandmseyecandy.blogspot.com

Brit @ JandMs Eye Candy said...

Hello, it is me again ;) Just wanted to let you know that we are going to feature this on our blog tomorrow! Stop on by and grab a braggin button ;)
Britney
www.jandmseyecandy.blogspot.com

Marilyn said...

love it!!! How creative.. I would LOVE for you to link it to my Pin Inspirational Thursday Linky pweease.. :)) http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/10/pinspirations-pinterest-inspirational.html.. PS:officially following ya with smiles..:))

To Sew With Love said...

what a creative and original chair! we are featuring it in the blog today as well! have a lovely weekend!

Hugs,
Lelanie

TSWL said...

congratulations on making it to the final round of TSWL's finest october 2011!

TSWL said...

The votation for the final round starts today!
http://www.to-sew-with-love.com/2011/10/crafty-saturday-on-sunday-party-no-44.html

^^) TSWL Ladies

TSWL said...

congratulations Kim on making it as TSWL's finest of october 2011! I am sending you your own badge today! ^^) I have grabbed your blog button to display in our side bar and for our "This post is brought to you by:" area under every post!

Have a lovely day!

^^)Lelanie

Trisha Baker said...

“Hey Kim, I found your creative ans awesome suitcase chair had to put it in my linky list on my blog post (re-madejustright.blogspot.com). I know my readers would love to follow your blog and I hope you’ll come by and meet me on mine! I seriously want to try this!

outdoor furniture perth said...

Great work that you have done with this ingenuous fusion of concept. The detailed procedure is helpful.

Sarah Dawneé said...

That's a very fun and creative idea for a chair! =)

Kara at Petals to Picots said...

How clever! Thank you for sharing at my party!
~Kara

andiegrants said...

That is a really lovely chair. I admire your creativity in making this chair a very compelling one. I love the idea of using the suitcase to make a chair. By the way, the baby looks cute too.

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Vivek Sharma said...

Beautiful makeover of the suitcase and making it into a chair.

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