A year ago, my friend Mandi from Vintage Revivals, found me a beat up library card catalog at the thrift store for $15. $15!! I had been looking for one for a LONG time. They sure are hard to come by…unless you want to pay an arm and a leg for one. So I was super excited!
The card catalog was originally on legs which were ugly 2 x 4’s and really not very flattering. So I was trying to figure out how to renovate it so that it fit my style. I was also trying to figure out the perfect spot of where to put it in my home. I wanted it to be in a visible area in my home rather than stuck in a corner somewhere.
So I decided to take the legs off and pull it apart and turn it into a side table. We were shocked at how many layers this baby had. There were seriously three layers of wood, two of which were unnecessary to what we wanted.
We got rid of them which helped get rid of the massive weight of card table. We put the card catalog back together and got it ready to paint. There were parts of the card catalog that are not real wood so we decided that painting it was going to be our best bet!
I took all the hardware off and then spray painted it so that it would match the other hardware in our home.
I found some industrial wheels at Home Depot and added those to the bottom of the card table and I love the different vibe the card catalog took on with that addition.
We also built a new top for the card catalog to replace the original because it was built out of a fake wood.
I am so happy with how it turned out! I love that we were able to find a use for it in one of the main rooms of our home.
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