Feb 12, 2013 Suitcase Shelves! DIY! Did you somehow miss the suitcase shelve project in the Flea Market Style magazine Fall/Winter 2011 issue? We highly doubt it, but if so- you're in luck! Here's the skinny on how to re-create Ki Nassauer's suitcase shevles (from her very own living room!) in your home: You'll need to start with a drab, blank wall like this. Then, you'll need to grab some super cool hard-sided vintage suitcases like this. Other materials needed include: 1"x12" wood d-rings or other handing hardware 1/2" screws Wrangle up these tools: tape measure straightedge marker circular saw or hand saw drill screwdriver scissors Now here are the steps: Remove the fabric and accessories from inside suitcase before cutting. Measure and mark a 4" deep cut line on suitcase. Saw each side of the suitcase individually. Measure and cut a pices of wood to fit into the back inside of the cut suitcase. Pre-drill and screw two screws on each side of the suitcase to secure the wood inside the suitcase. Attach hardware to back of wood for handing or use a keyhole router bit to achieve a perfectly flush mount. Mount on wall! And voila! You should end up with spectacular shelves like this: Good luck and happy junking!