Where do the pictures hide on my computer? I wish someone would tell me! I am missing my “before” pictures of this card catalog, and I am not in the mood for hide-and-seek!
Last summer a friend showed up at my door. He had a piece of furniture for me to look at before he went to D.I. Did I want first dibs?
At this point my garage was stuffed with furniture, so I was practicing my polite refusal…
Then I saw it was a card catalog…a piece of one, actually…and I was a goner!
It looked like the middle section had been pulled out at some point. There were no legs, and no top—just holes where pegs would have attached it to another section.
I used a piece of wood leftover from building the sewing armoire to fashion a new top…
…and a trip to IKEA supplied casters for some industrial-feel feet!
I painted the whole thing in an off white, and then glazed and distressed it all to show off all the knicks and scratches. I used Rub-n-Buff in pewter and black to tone down the original brass handles—mostly to make them blend in with the casters, which were silver!
I kind of intended to take some more/better pictures this afternoon, but it sold before I could do that. Not that that’s a bad thing.
Although I think this is a fun idea for a coffee table, I also thought it would be so cool at the end of a bed—to store gloves and scarfs, or maybe a variety of small toys.