Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Card catalog turned coffee table

I've been on the hunt for a card catalog for years! 
Seriously it's been years of looking. 
But I knew that some day one would fall on my lap and I knew I would be thrilled when that "someday" came along 

Well that someday finally came a few weeks ago! 

I rushed out to buy it. 
It was in decent shape. I mean it had to be redone but it wasn't anything I couldn't handle. 
However I was slightly grossed out by the mouse nest I found.....can we say ewwwwwwwwwww

I carefully removed the card holder/pulls and left them in vinegar to clean up. 
Then got to work on converting the first two levels into a coffee table. 
Ordered wood for the top and created a new one. 

I finally finished this morning.

 I left the side straps pretty much alone. I did clean them up but didn't paint them. I love the original patina on them :)

 The back is as pretty as the front :) 
 I did paint the label/pulls after cleaning them. They are done in a flat black. 

Over all I'm THRILLED with how this turned out. 
I have a second one I'm going to be working on, but I'm waiting for new label/pulls to come in. They have been ordered. Ohh how I hate waiting.
Have a great Wed.

Sharing here : 
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Made in a Day 
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