Etsy Find: Repurposed Vintage Suitcase Cat Beds

Thu, Mar 19, 2009

Beds & Loungers, DIY Projects

Totally retro and very fun, take a look at these cat beds made from re-purposed vintage suitcases from Etsy seller Vintage Renaissance. Check your local thrift store for some languishing luggage and let your creativity go wild!

Thanks to Melissa for the tip.

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31 Responses to “Etsy Find: Repurposed Vintage Suitcase Cat Beds”

  1. 1
    joan

    Fantastic! What cat doesn’t love jumping into a suitcase to sleep.

  2. 2
    Jenn

    How clever!

  3. 3
    Ashley

    If this would keep my kitties from shedding all over MY suitcase I would be the happiest kitty-mommy ever!

  4. 4
    Maggie

    I absolutely love this! I travel for work often and kitties cant wait to jump in my suitcase, this is a great way to give them their own! to cute!

  5. 5
    justin

    Brilliant!

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  7. 7
    Nina

    Yay, kitty goes bye-bye! :-P

  8. 8
    Michelle n Abby

    My cat always gets very quiet and nervous when she sees my suitcase; it means “car-rides”!

  9. 9
    Louise

    LOVE THIS!

  10. 10
    jmuhj

    Never was Samsonite put to such a good use. How stylish!

  11. 11
    Carolina Niebres

    Sooo cute!

  12. 12
    Charlene

    What a great idea, and useful too. These make great cat beds, and makes the cat more comfortable around those pesky suit cases..lol

  13. 13
    Gwynne

    I am so going to find some old suitcases and make a couple of these for my cats!

  14. 14
    Magdalena

    What a brilliant idea! I have already started looking for some cool old fashion suitcases!

  15. 15
    wnabtokio

    So cute! But with my luck, my cats would mistake them for a litter box. Guess I’ll keep on letting them shed on my furniture! :)

  16. 16
    catherine

    My cats would fight over this for several days and then never go near it again. I have found that they only really love boxes and enclosed places that I do not want them in!!!! Dogs would love this.

  17. 17
    joel

    But the second you make it into a bed your cats will never want to sleep in it again!

  18. 18
    Cwisten

    Hahahahaha I agree with Joel! Soon as you make it for them they won’t want it anymore.

  19. 19
    cookie

    I am going to try making a few for my kitties too! Should be fun!

  20. 20
    Deb Waugh

    Ah, I should have patented the idea. When I got back from my last trip I left my suitcase out and open and Tanner’s been sleeping in it all the time. I make a point to vary the blankets and such that are in there, and also hide toys for him.

  21. 21
    mary Attebury

    Great way to recycle grandparents old suitcases.

  22. 22
    Bill Smith

    I was packing suitcases for a trip to WA. I have a photo of my cat Cujo sitting in one of the suitcases. Maybe he wanted to come along?

    http://sesquicentennial.deviantart.com/art/LET-S-GO-95873842 – this wasn’t staged.

    - Bill

  23. 23
    Nicole321

    Aw how cute, and a good idea for cat lovers. I can never find anything like this where I live. I have a gorgeous 13 year old black and white long haired moggy. He loves to sleep in cardboard boxes, not so modern!

  24. 24
    kaytie

    These are perfect. I love the vintage look and the fact that something was saved from the landfill. I have a whole crate full of legs – I’ll just have to find the right suitcase – or I can skip the “make-it-myself step and go straight to Etsy! Great idea Melissa!

  25. 25
    Eden

    This is awesome! My cats love to sleep in my suitcase!

  26. 26
    court

    I am absolutely in love with this idea. I am on this, very soon.

  27. 27
    Daniela Caride

    Very interesting! Love the idea. I have a yellow suitcase just like the one on the picture. I know what I’ll do with it!

    :-)

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