Cat Bunk Beds With Old Suitcases

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Introduction: Cat Bunk Beds With Old Suitcases

I asked my grandma if I could have a set of her 60 year old suitcases. They were two shades of brown (like they all were). I removed the lids, painted them green, replaced the fabric inside, added legs, cut down railing spindles, put them together, and created cat bunk beds for my girlfriend's birthday. She loves it and so do her cats!!

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    ya I know right it will be awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    you took my prodject

    Is the top bed & legs attached to the bottom inside of the bottom, or is it just sitting in it?

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    It's just sitting in it

    Mine do! Congrats on your team's cup

    I can not wait to TRY to build this. I hope mine comes out 1/2 as good as this.

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    it's pretty simple really. If you paint it, my advice is to tape up all the hardware like crazy and spray paint it. I tried brushing at first and I stopped after a few strokes because I know it wouldn't look good.

    it's pretty simple really. If you paint it, my advice is to tape up all the hardware like crazy and spray paint it. I tried brushing at first and I stopped after a few strokes because I know it wouldn't look good.

    What a great Idea! Well done you!

    If you don't have cats, this is also a great idea to make custom doll-beds or even just a different accent piece in your home for knick-knacks or books or something. Love the detailing on this! Although I do hope that you made sure the 60+yr.old suitcases weren't really valuable or something, or you might regret chopping them up (always a good tip for any upcycling venture, be it books or furniture).

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    Awww...how sweet!

    Sorry guys I didn't think of posting it on instructables until after I built it! If you want to build one I can answer any questions you might have and give a written process. Basically I just took the lids off, ripped out the old fabric, taped and spray painted everything two shades of green, screwed in the legs and used railing spindles for the bunk supports that I cut down to size. I used 3m glue spray to attach the new fabric.

    I agree with Scoochmaroo.

    I love this build and would appreciate seeing more pictures of the process.

    So cute! Would love to see your process on the next one!