Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Vintage Suit Case Chair

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I DID IT!  My version of the Suitcase Chair.  Thank you Pinterest for the inspiration!!

This was a figure it out as I go project.  A little tricky, very time consuming but so FUN.

Cut a piece of MDF and glued to bottom of suitcase.  This gave more stability to my legs.

Legs screwed in.

My suitcase opened all the way up so I had to suport the back at an angle.  I used a metal piece I purchased from home depot and covered in burlap.  There are probably many ways to do this and I am not sure if this is the best, but it worked.

Edited:  Added picture of metal before I covered it.

Two pieces of foam covered in batting and then my fabric for the seat.  For my fabric I purchased a canvas painters tarp at home depot for $4.00

Glued a piece of MDF to the bottom of my cusion (after I tufted with covered buttons).  I am no expert at tufting I just googled it to figure it out. 

My suitcase already had the gold metal pieces so it made it a perfect spot to sit the MDF board that my cushion was glued to.

Top cusion was one piece of foam wrapped in batting (I used twine to keep my fabric tight on the back). 

So here it is at this stage.

Added fabric to form a large flower on the back.

Painted and glazed the legs.

 There it is!



  1. This is so awesome! I love Pinterest so very very much! Great job!

  2. Wow, that is amazing! I've seen the suitcase chair on Pinterest and I am SO tempted to make it, but it seems really intimidating! Do you think you could provide more details/pictures of the metal piece you used to support the back of the chair? Was it a metal bracket or something else?

  3. I will add a picture of the metal piece I used. I bought the 8 inch long piece of metal but if I did it again I would get a longer one and move it up a little higher.