Saturday, October 16, 2010

Check this out! (Library card not required)



Meet my newest housemate. Okay, so devoting an entire blog post to a piece of furniture is probably a bit odd, but I just can’t help myself. I’m so excited about this new addition. I got it at The Barn, an incredible antique store in Castle Rock, CO. It’s an old card catalog that 50 years ago spent its days in a library in Kansas, and now it sits in my family room!



It still has its alphabet-marked cards in the slots in the drawers.



Naturally, the pups have to check out the new addition and ensure it’s welcome. Like me, they think it’s pretty cool.


Now the big question is this: What do I keep in all of these wonderful drawers? I got it with my craft supplies in mind. (I always need more craft storage.) I’m thinking my fat quarters of fabric might decide to call these long, shallow slots home.



But there are so many drawers, and I’m not sure what I should put in the others. Any suggestions?


Cheers!

Megan

13 comments:

Joey said...

Oh my stars what a fabulous find!

Liz Hicks said...

love your new find... wish I had one of those here, I have been drooling over my friends. If only you were in CO. longer we could have had some serious fun!!! I was only a few hours north having some flea market/reclaimed fun :)

scrappingmom73 said...

I love this piece! I think I would put hundreds of different things in it before they actually settled there and called it "home". Have fun!

True :) said...

I am so envious Megan!;)
Love your find! I would fill it with embellishments divided up by color and clearly labeled in those perfect little card slots.

Kim Watson said...

It is such a special find. I can only guess the treasures you'll be stashing in there. I adore it!!

Brenda said...

I absolutely love this piece. I love unique furniture pieces and this takes it. I am so jealous. Have fun filling it, I know I would

Sherry Grove said...

oh man! color me -- hey, what color do we use for JEALOUS! ;)

april said...

oh my! i'm so jealous!!! i so want one of those now. I need more fabric to put in it, though :)

Amber said...

As a former librarian, let me just say that this is AWESOME!

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

Ooo, that's awesome! I have my eye on some flat files but they are SO expensive.

If you find you can't find things to perfectly fill all the drawers, I recommend buying more stuff! ;D

*reyanna klein* said...

SOOO awesome! You are a lucky, lucky girl!

terisplace said...

What a sweet score, Megan!
CONGRATS!

Krafting Karen said...

I have one of these also in my stamping studio. My hubby cut off the rod and removed them from the drawers. Then I glued just the knobs back on the drawer fronts. I have more room in the drawers now and use them for all sorts of stamping supplies, and other craft items.