Paint crappy old luggage to turn it into awesome storage #Do It Yourself#great-ideas#pink#storage Updated Oct 12 2015 (Posted Nov 16 2012) Ariel arielmstallings Photo courtesy of WhimsyFunk Tara over at WhimsyFunk has come up with one of those baskets storage solutions: get some old gross luggage (not the fancy-ass "vintage" kind that costs a fortune, but just the old kind that looks like this), sand it, paint it, and VOILA: matching storage set that slides under the bed. For the full scoop on how to do it, head on over to Tara's site! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Ariel Author of three editions of the Offbeat Bride book and the forthcoming From Shitshow To Afterglow, Ariel Meadow Stallings acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives in Seattle with her son, and if she's not reading or writing books, chances are good that she's dancing or happy-crying. She writes weekly essays for her new publication, The Afterglow. PREVIOUS Is it even possible to decline my work's baby shower? NEXT I had to ground my step-son for the first time and it made me feel like a "real" parent Show/Hide comments [ 6 ] Any tips on making the insides of them not smell like so many years of nasty? Reply How about baking soda? And the keeping some dryer sheets inside Reply Genuinely asking, because my work's blocking her blog… is that the before or after picture? Reply After. Here's the before: Reply Actually, I kinda like the original look as much as I like the paint job. Though I guess they were probably all marked up originally… Reply Love the old and new looks! I am crazy over old luggage….I am storing everything I had in totes in them. Will be painting some of them as soon as weather warms. Thanks for sharing! Reply Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.