Vintage Suitcases Wall Shelves. Old suitcases are great for holding your things -- in more ways than one! Blogger Korrie Bastian of Red Hen Home dressed up an empty wall in her entryway by turning vintage luggage into a sturdy set of unique shelves. Just large enough to hold a framed photo or flower vase, these clever suitcase wall shelves give off a fun, quirky vibe -- and they're functional too. Want to give this project a try? Just keep reading for the how-to.