Cat Bunk Beds With Old Suitcases

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Intro: 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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    Sammieg521

    2 years ago

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

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    davee930jkruse3

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    davee930jkruse3

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    StoryAddict

    6 years ago on Introduction

    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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    davee930

    6 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    bajablue

    6 years ago on Introduction

    I agree with Scoochmaroo.

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