After seeing the photo of the luggage nightstand, I pretty much fell in love with the idea.
I thought it would be perfect in place of the guest room nightstand I had been hunting for.
Since I didn't have any extra LV luggage laying around, I would have to find some hard sided vintage sets. No problem - ebay was waiting. The only changes I wanted to make was adding a 3rd piece for height. Thanks to Flickr, I stumbled upon this execution of the idea, and thought it would make a nice piece for a guest room. I stalked ebay listings until finally winning an cream colored 3 piece Samsonite set from the 40s/50s. Yippee!
I got it home and realized that the pieces weren't quite rectangular but angled down a bit creating an issue in the stacking. I added brass casters to the front and some shims in the middle to offset the slant. That seemed to work. I drilled holes in each case and attached them to each other using a few bolts/nuts/washers. I planned to cover the bermuda stickers with some Paris ones but other than that, it looked pretty snazzy in my dining room.
All was right with the world until I put it in the guestroom. I suppose I could have bothered to do a "dry fit" before going to all that trouble but Im sorry to say I didn't.
Damn me all to hell! Its totally out of scale for the spot. Im so bummed and I have absolutely no use for this anywhere else. I suppose I could take it all apart and use the cases for storage holes and all. But what a waste of time!
Oh well, they can't all be winners I suppose. I'll just have to go out and find a traditional nightstand.