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Re-purposing a Card Catalog

I hope this finds you and your family healthy and safe.  During these unusual times, I've spent some extra time completing a long to-do list.  One project included my library card catalog.  My husband gave me this card catalog many years ago.  It has served many purposes over the time it has lived at Still Woods. Many!!


 How have I used thee? Let me count the ways!  

It has served as a jewelry storage, a kitchen island (one of my favorites), undergarment storage, scarf storage, Santa's Candy Shoppe (drawers full of candy), and now it is serving as an organizational tool for our Reading Room. I think it has finally found its purpose. Woo-hoo!! I love having one, central location for many of the items that often end up here and there. I hate searching for items all over the house.  Let me show you what I've done.

To start with, I like the beautiful, original maple wood of the card catalog. I don't think chalk paint will ever touch it; however, I may re-stain the cabinet.  The drawer fronts had stickers and scratches from its previous life, so repairs need to be made. Feel free to give me any suggestions you may have. I'm open to ideas!  
First, we relocated the card catalog to this dead space in the Reading Room.Then I made labels for all the items I wanted to go in the cabinet.  I had some leftover drawers, so decided to add a few "unusual" labels.  My niece got the biggest kick out of these unusual drawers and is writing a short story about the card catalog.  See if you can find the unusual ones!
Who wouldn't love to open a drawer and have beautiful, fluffy clouds floating out or cute puppies? I also have a drawer for cuddly kittens! 

After the drawers were labeled, I started filling them up.  I LOVE telling Mr Still Woods where he can find the scissors, batteries, etc! No drawing him a map..no searching the house!
Need colored pencils or note pads?  No problem! I also have a "junk" drawer of sorts labeled "This and That".
After writing this post, I realized that I need to give an update to the Reading Room Update.  It looks totally different! I'll leave that for another day.

Wishing you blessings and good health! Until next time...
Lynda from Still Woods Farmhouse

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  1. I love this. I think you have definitely found the best use for it. You might only have to restrain the drawers if you can find a good stain.

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    1. Thank you, Sandy! That is a good idea to only do the drawer fronts. I did think about painting the drawer fronts only, but am not sure I would like the look. I need to look for some done that way. Have a terrific Thurday! It is Thursday, isn't it?!!

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