I found some old suitcases at the thrift store last year that were half off and I couldn't pass them by. They were nothing special, but for $1 and less, how could I not buy them?!
The sides of one was a little scratched, but other than that, they were all in pretty good shape. I liked the color of them too. This medium grey matches with a lot of the fabrics I already have, and the white stitching around the band was a cute accent.
I recovered them all with a pretty easy process. I cut some fabric a little larger than the case's top and bottom, then used Mod Podge to stick it on. I put another coat on top of the fabric also. I used a little butter knife to stick the edges under the band and let it dry over night. The Mod Podge made it a bit scratchy, so I smoothed it lightly with sand paper.
I was going to recover the inside too, but these were in really good condition inside as well. I might end up doing it later anyway, but for now, this will do.
Right now I use these mostly for sewing storage. I also take them with me to craft shows. I can fit most of my inventory in them, then I can also use them for displaying all my stuff.
They certainly aren't perfect, but not bad for a fist try I think.