Mom picks up suitcase from thrift store, turns it into brand new furniture for her bedroom

A nightstand is always convenient for holding books, water and other nighttime necessities. Home accessories do not have to be bland. Instead of heading to the store to buy a standard nightstand, take some time to turn an old suitcase into a nightstand that’s truly one of a kind and reminds you of your love of travel.
Metal table legs with bracket attachment plates make for an easy transition. Pick complementary spray paint colors, and spray each table leg with a color of your choice. Although this nightstand works well in the bedroom, you can also use it as an interesting end table in the living room.
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Materials
- Suitcase
- Metal table legs with four bracket mounting plates
- Rust-Oleum paint and primer in purple, pink, blue and yellow (or other colors you prefer)
- Tarp
- Plastic gloves
- Pencil
- Handheld drill
- 12 screws
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Instructions
1. Place a metal table leg with bracket mounting plates on top of a tarp.
2. Spray-paint the table leg purple with Rust-Oleum paint and primer. Use plastic gloves to protect your hands.
3. Spray-paint three additional table legs using pink, blue and yellow or other preferred colors. Allow all table legs to dry.
4. Flip an old suitcase upside down on a flat working surface, and position the mounting plate of a table leg on the bottom right corner of the luggage.
5. Mark three attachment points on the suitcase surface with a pencil, using the mounting plate holes as a guide.
6. Remove the mounting plate, and drill shallow holes through the pencil markings into the suitcase.
7. Reposition the mounting plate and table leg on the corner, and secure the leg to the suitcase by drilling three screws into the shallow holes.
8. Repeat this marking and attaching process with the three remaining table legs on each corner of the suitcase.
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9. Flip the suitcase upright once all four legs are secured.
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