Cool Card Catalog Upcycle!!

Julie Moyna
by Julie Moyna
2 Materials
1 Week

Hubby grabbed this index catalog cabinet at the local flea for $60.09! I was a little taken back...the veneer was peeling and a lot of wear. (Sorry no before pics...). But I cam home and he had already replaced veneer and filled in spots and had made his own yellow chalk paint from an oops can from Home Depot! It was bright to say the least! I got to work with AS clear and dark wax and the transformation was better than I had imagined! I loved it! I kept the hardware plain because I wasn't sure what or how to change the metal...but here is finished piece with some during the process.

Finished and funky!
Should I do something with the handles?
Proud of myself how I for the shade pretty close while pieces were apart!
Suggested materials:
  • Chalk paint   (Home Depot oops paint)
  • Annie Sloan waxes   (
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  • Carolyn List Carolyn List on Aug 24, 2019

    Is this item for sale? Thanks-Carolyn

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  • Lisa F Lisa F on Jan 20, 2016
    You are so lucky! I have wanted one this size for years! Very cool!

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    • Julie Moyna Julie Moyna on Jan 21, 2016
      Also, check out local postal and school auctions and such. I have a super funky key case I'm going to do as well.

  • 62q10370829 62q10370829 on Nov 07, 2016
    I have a few medal ones that are only 2 drawers each. They stack on top of each other. And they have little like medal leg on bottom to set onto another. And a big one that has dividers in the drawers. We got them at goodwill. They came from the Air Force base in North highlands, CA. Check to see if your town has a place that sells used county office stuff or government. Sacramento, ca Has one.