Friday, December 4, 2015

Card Catalog Makeover

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As many of you probably can figure, I like my house pretty bright and neutral...and mainly white :) So, when I found this card catalog, I immediately fell in love, but really hated how dark it was. I actually didn't have too much of a problem with it at first. I just loved the piece despite it's faults :) But, as the months have passed, I just couldn't leave well enough alone and had to paint it. I know, I know. Most people would probably kick my butt for doing so, but I had to. It just looked like an eyesore in our house.
 So, today, it now looks like this.
Post shows where you can by this card catalog and how to make it over!
 It fits my color scheme so much better!

So, at first, I thought white washing it was the way to go. So, I taped off the metal and started at it.
 I then started to realize what a mistake I had made. I shouldn't have painted it! But, I was already in head deep so I had to keep going. But the white...ugh. It just looked horrific.
 So, I decided I needed to rub a quick stain across it. I used Dark Walnut by Minwax.
 And...well, it turned out perfect! Just the way I envisioned it. It's like the perfect greyish white-brown.
Post shows where you can by this card catalog and how to make it over!
 I wanted to change out the hardware too. But the current knobs are all stapled in. Which, I totally could have undone, but then I realized that I would need 18 new knobs...and well, that just got a whole lot more expensive :) So, I kept them the way they were.
Post shows where you can by this card catalog and how to make it over!
It feels great to get that big brown blob out of the room! I really did love it before, don't get me wrong, it just wasn't for this space :) Stay tuned for next week when I share more of this room during part 2 of my Christmas home tour!
Post shows where you can by this card catalog and how to make it over!
Oh yeah, and FYI, I got this card catalog from Hobby Lobby for about $100! Go get one if you've been dreaming of one forever like I was :)

3 comments:

  1. I LOVE it!! I really want one for our home office. How is it for actual storage?

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  2. I loved it before, Alicia, but I love it even more now. What do you keep in those drawers? Like Susan, I want to know what could go in there... I have always loved how these look.

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