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 : 
Savvy Southern Style
Coastal Charm
36th Avenue 
The Shabby Creek Cottage 
The Bramleberry Cottage 
Made in a Day 
Elizabeth & Co. 
Funky Junk Interiors 
Miss Mustard Seed 
   

14 comments:

  1. Love it! It turned out great! I too have been waiting to find one of these...someday. Glad you found yours.

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  2. This is one of your best Titia!!!

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  3. This is great! I dream of the day I'll find a card catalog like that!

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  4. How fabulous!! Great find and great use for it!!

    Just found your blog - new follower!

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  5. Can we say "love"? YES! what an inventive use of such a functional piece.

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  6. It absolutely gorgeous - what a lucky find!!!!!!!
    You turned this into something amazing - I'd love to have a piece like this in my home :)
    XOXO

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  7. That is one very cool coffee table!

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  8. Wow! This is the coolest coffee table ever! So glad to find you thru E&Co. Gonna go check out the rest of your blog now . . .
    Blessings to you,
    Patti

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  9. Really love this! You did a great job! I found you through Funky Junk Interiors link party.

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  10. this is so incredibly cool. sharing on FB now!
    Thanks for linking up to support Habitat. Hope to see you back tomorrow!

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  11. Stopping by to let you know I am featuring you tomorrow on Made in a Day! Thanks for linking up!
    Kim

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  12. It looks beautiful! I LOVE card catalogs!
    Visiting from Miss Mustard Seed's link party :)

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  13. Love this! I will be featuring it on my Friday Favorites today!

    ~Katie @ Upcycled Treasures
    http://upcycledtreasures.com

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  14. I just found my card catalog (similar with three rows of drawers and the same straps on the side). I think mine took a little less work to make into my coffee table but I am still not happy with the top that I made, and will probably replace it. Glad to see someone else making it a functional piece of furniture.

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