Once upon a time I lived in California. While living there I made a suitcase table. Not only did I love it but I often received complements on it from friends. When I relocated to Texas I only took with me what would fit into my vehicle so my beloved table was sold on craigslist.
Fast forward to last week, when I laid eyes on this baby at a antique store. Of course I knew EXACTLY what I wanted to make him into.
We headed to Lowe's to look around for a set of legs for our new friend. Since they only sold small (too short) or the taller version, I came home with the later.
They were very easy to cut to size seeing as I just took off the very top just before the "ball" starts.
Then I sprayed them black.
Mr. Arkansas drilled holes and bolted in the legs for me.
And here he is:
Proudly named "Ole Henry" seeing as the suitcase is marked with Mr. Henry Szatko's name.
I love pieces with history, but I also love pieces with unknown history. I mean who was Mr. Henry Szatko? I wonder what he would say if he walked in and saw his old suitcase there as a table. Was he an aspiring rock star and he traveled the world hoping to make it big? Was he a traveling shoe salesman? I guess I'll never know in the meantime I'll daydream.