Wednesday, May 16, 2018

DIY LIBRARY CARD CATALOG CABINET


 Here it is.....
 
 
 
Maybe I should have warned you......This started out really needing some help.
 
 This thrifty find was $1.00
 
 
 
Cleaned with a damp cloth. Sanded lightly. 
 
 

 I used Chalk Paint, 2 coats covered that RED
 
 
The cabinet
 
* With a cabinet like this you can also flip over so the top is the bottom of the cabinet,
 
if it is in bad repair. 
 
 


The original fronts......turn all the way around
 
 
 
 


 The new fronts..... are  the old backs!
 
 
 
 
 
Here is the hardware that I had, it is a little large but it will work
 

I made a paper pattern of the drawer front and marked each drawer
 
where I will drill the holes.
 
 
 
I returned the drawers to the cabinet.
 
Sand  lightly for an aged look, wipe down to remove dust.
 
Wax or Seal before you add the hardware.



 I drilled all the pilot holes.
 
 
 
I used a tiny Phillips screwdriver and attached the hardware
by hand. That took a while but no mistakes...Thank goodness.
 
 
 
 SO.....If the drawers are in good shape
 
and the same size, they can be flipped around!
 
 
 
Here is the old front!
 
 
 
 FINISHED and ready to take some pics!
 
 
 
 
 
Tell me what you think. 
 
 
THANK YOU for visiting !
xo LISA S 
 
 
 

12 comments:

  1. Such a great upcycle, Lisa! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

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    1. I'm glad you think so!
      THANKS for a great Party-xo Lisa S

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  2. Great makeover! So smart flipping all the things in this 'flip'! ;-)

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    1. Thank you Julie! So glad you stopped by.
      xo Lisa S

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  3. Adorable makeover Lisa! I love these drawer catalogs they are so versatile, I did a similar one last year with seed packets. Yours came out great, thanks for sharing your project at #fridaysfurniturefix !

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    1. Brenda, I appreciate your sweet comment!
      Thank you for hosting an awesome party.
      xo Lisa S

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  4. This is very cute, a great upcycle.

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    1. Debra,
      Thank you so much!
      xo Lisa S

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  5. Love, love, love!!! It's beautiful Lisa. Such a cute makeover

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    1. You are sweet! Thanks Michelle-
      xo Lisa S

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  6. Such a great makeover Lisa. Now the catalog cabinet, really stands out.

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    1. Mary,
      Thank you so much ! It was fun to see the transformation. So glad you came to visit. xo Lisa S

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