I was thrilled to finally have a place to display them. I had been using them for storage in my project room but I love them here in the office.
I have been collecting them since October of last year and I still haven’t taken the price tags from Goodwill. I picked up each of them for under $11.
When I realized that my hubby had slipped our paper shredder behind the cases I had a light bulb moment. I could fasten the cases together and cut a hole in each one so that I could slip the paper shredder inside. All I would have to do is open the lid of the top case to access the shredder.
This is what it would look like. What a great idea! I hate that paper shredder, it is so ugly. But should I really cut holes in them, what if the size of paper shredders changes or they fall out of use. Well I would still have an fabulous one of a kind end table with the added bonus of the storage. I was ready to start sawing.
That is when I was visited by “crafter’s remorse”. You know what I am talking about, the sudden feeling that you should not alter anything old, sentamental, real wood or vintage. Mine went something like this: "If I cut holes in them, they could never been used as luggage again. But the likelihood of my using these cases to carry my pj’s and swim suits to a holiday in Italy is slim to none. Should I damage these vintage cases or leave them pristine?
So what am I to do? I need your help. Please leave me a comment giving me your opinion.
1)Do I cut into these suitcases to make them into a vintage cozy for our shredder?
2) Should they stay in their original form hoping for a vacation every once in a while?
Let me know what you think and thanks for reading,
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