Sunday, December 18, 2011

Card Catalog Wanna Be

I picked up this metal military file this weekend to try to fill the void I feel from not owning an authentic wooden card catalog.  I do love it, but I still feel that empty feeling only a real life library card catalog can fill ;)  

This guy is pretty dinged up but, considering its been through a war or two, its kind of rustically chic.  In the right space I think it would be so cool.  I'm still not sure if I'm going to keep it or sell it.  I think it would look so fabulous with some tall hair pin legs added and maybe used as a console table of sorts.  Here are some inspirational photos for your viewing pleasure!  

Card catalog turned console table on Style by Emily Henderson


Or maybe some wheels???

So what do you all think?  Would you ever put such a rust bucket in your home?  Think its needs a coat of paint?  Can you even paint over rust?  I'm kind of at a loss here, I just know I love it and that's where it stands...and my hopes and dreams of parking in the garage dwindle with every shopping excursion!

Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend! 


  1. I should feel ashamed. I have a card catalog and haven't even began to use it.

    This one is actually great. Would be great in a boutique.

    Mr. Goodwill Hunting

  2. I love the rustic vibe it's giving. Adding the legs is a great idea. Not sure I'd be able to part with this one. Great find!

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