What the shelf?

Shanna had the good fortune of finding this antique five-panel door, in the perfect shade of aqua and perfectly distressed.  Like, real-deal distressed.  Like, found in a barn under a filthy layer of 50-year-old-barn-detritus distressed.

She sanitized it as much as possible, then turned it into you’ll never guess.  Unless you guessed ‘coffee table,’ because then you are correct!  Or psychic!  Or already a reader of her blog!  See more about this door-to-table process on her blog Restoration Redoux.

Vintage door and suitcase repurosed into coffee table and shelves on betterafter.net

Vintage door and suitcase repurosed into coffee table and shelves on betterafter.net

Here’s another idea if you’ve got some vintage stuff hanging around, but wish it could be more functional and less ‘pile of stuff hanging around.’ Hannah at Young and Crafty wanted to do more than display these suitcases, so she turned them into the display themselves! Suitcase shelves!  Cute cute cute.

Just another one of those things that makes me wonder if our great-great-grandchildren will be nailing our wheeled Samsonites to their walls someday. Ha!

Vintage door and suitcase repurosed into coffee table and shelves on betterafter.net

Vintage door and suitcase repurosed into coffee table and shelves on betterafter.net


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  1. mean sarah jean says:

    I saw a table just like that at a antique/scrap wood store last week. It is now on my list of things to-do; if I ever find such a door, that is.

  2. Thank you for featuring my coffee table Lindsey! Hope you and the little pumpkin are doing well!

  3. Oh hi, here you go- take endless hours of my life while I addictivly click ‘next page, next page, next page’ viewing all your posts one by one!!

    Thanks for the entertainment and inspiration!
    Feel free to spend a min or two of your life checking out my latest transformation :)
    http://www.makingpink.com/2014/01/i-love-this-chair.html

  4. Those suitcase shelves are nice! You could store all your money and valuables inside them too and no one would know. You would only have to take down the shelves to access them. Hmmmm. Maybe I should go to the original blog to see how it was done.

  5. Love the suitcase shelves. Very original and a great way to get them off the floor.

  6. anna_chronistic says:

    Love the suitcase shelves. The same project was featured in Flea Market Style (my favorite magazine!) in the Winter 2011 issue. I STILL haven’t done the project, even though I have a gazillion vintage suitcases. I’m nervous about cutting into them, but I looooove the look.

    If you haven’t read Flea Market Style, you absolutely should! I <3 basically everything in it.

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