How to Turn Metal Hardware Storage Into a Faux Card Catalog

3 Materials
$15
1 Hour
Easy
Walk around any flea market, thrift store or your parents garage and chances are you will find an old metal hardware organizer. I used to pass them up, not thinking twice about using them in my own home. That was until I found one at a local flea market for $3.00. The drawers were larger and I knew right away it would make the perfect faux card catalog.

First, I removed all the drawers and cleaned everything with hot soapy water. Once everything was dry I took the organizer outside and sprayed it with a few light coats of my favorite ORB spray paint.
While the spray paint was drying, I measured the drawer fronts, I cut the wood to size and then stained and attached the wood before adding the metal label holders.
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Suggested materials:
  • Metal Hardware Cabinet   (Flea Market)
  • Balsa Wood   (Craft store)
  • Minwax Stain   (Craft store)
Katie @ Little House of Four
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  • Pottles Canada Pottles Canada on Jan 16, 2018
    I think this is a brilliant idea! Can't wait to try it. It will totally change the look of my crafting area. Thank you for your inspiration.

  • Jessica Serrano-Gregg Jessica Serrano-Gregg on May 31, 2019

    Love this! I have my grandpa’s and i didn’t want to throw it away so this is perfection! Thanks for sharing your talents with us!

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