I cannot believe it is already the end of October. I guess time just flies when you’re organizing your house. Pffft.
Ok, back to the card catalog (you can see “Part 1″ here). All of the paint has now dried and The Husband made quick work of getting all of the hardware back in place. First, here’s a little bit more detail on the drawers:
Since there is a gap inside which can allow for items to fall through…
I added some card stock to line the drawers. It was what I had on hand and I decided it was better than orange. Maybe someday we can have little wooden inserts made for the bottoms of these drawers.
The rods that cut through the middle of the drawers made it a wee bit inconvenient…
We actually DID get a cutter that may work to trim these rods, but doing that this eve would have entailed a “Card Catalog: Part 3″ post so, please. Use your imagination for now. We’ll get to that at some point in the next decade.
On to the reveal…
Here’s the “Before” once more :
And the “After”:
And then in place:
Back to the drawers… a “Before” reminder…
And now they are all organized and labeled. Fancy, huh?
Can you believe that seven (SEVEN) drawers are now empty (thus, not labeled yet) after I de-cluttered??? Unheard of. I think this could disturb the time-space continuum. I also may now start charging rent for that precious drawer space.
And that brass sure polished up nicely – all these years and I never knew the potential there!
Of course I am already debating repainting the legs a different color, but I think I will get over it once the wall it is up against – below the chair rail – is painted. I “strongly dislike” (using my nice words) the color that the previous owner chose, which I have now deemed to be called “Baby Poo”. Sorry, but it’s true.
Speaking of… here’s Littlest putting on an impromptu show inside the base before it was refinished…
Silly!! So at long last – the card catalog project is finished. A last side by side image:
What fun restoration projects are you working on? I would love to read your comments so please take a second and let me know what you think.
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