Monday, September 14, 2015

What To Do With An Old Suitcase

I was cleaning out under my bed and I found an old 60s suitcase that was empty (I have numerous other ones that are full of books. clothes and craft supplies---they make great storage bins). I went to unzip the suitcase and it immediately broke. I'm not the kind of person who likes repairing zippers so I figured the case was a lost cause.

But wait:

I remembered seeing suitcases turned into cat beds on Etsy--so that is exactly what I did! I removed the flap and the broken zipper entirely, put a towel in the bottom of it topped with some paper (irresistible to the average feline) and lo and behold, it was almost instantly colonized by Tiger Baby.

The suitcase pet beds I have seen on Etsy are usually made with the addition of furniture legs to lift it off the floor. I briefly thought about doing that---but Tiger Baby is elderly now and I feel like she might have a hard time getting into it. So on the floor it stays. She looks so cosy :)


  1. perfect - my daughter has been thinking of buying cat beds - this a way better idea!

  2. Awww, that's adorable! And what a perfect use for something that probably would have ended up in a landfill, because who in their right mind would try to fix a suitcase zipper! :D

  3. Does that come in adult size? Great idea!