Ebay is great. After a long wait and the grand sum of £2.26 later, I am the proud new owner of an old piece of suitcase that has probably seen much in its previous life. Scratches, splash marks..I wonder what tales it would tell if it could speak. But battered as it is, it’s a sturdy case that will look great as part of our photo booth setup at the wedding.

All it needs is a good polish and for the insides to be ripped out and re-lined, although I am a little reluctant to throw away part of its history. There is however a secret compartment that has been protected by plastic and I intend to keep that intact.

My only dilemma is whether to re-line it to stand in a ‘V’ as it is, or as an ‘L’ with one side lying flat. Any suggestions?

I am also deliberating if one case is really enough…..;)

Whether used as a travel case or repurposed as a bedside table, cabinet, armchair, cat bed, you name it..  it’s a charming piece to have in the home. A stack for our bedroom would be great!

If you can’t bear the hassle of cleaning out an old suitcase, etsy.com has some great refurbished vintage suitcases.