Sunday, March 4, 2012

DIY organization: use a library card

Few years ago I went to an auction.
Like a real one, not an Ebay kind of thing.
Totally awesome!!
...And I came home with a library card.
42 tiny drawers for 90$... Big score!!


Of course I knew that these 42 drawers were meant to be filled with 
my craft supplies...
And the olive green color that I was so not crazy about...
has grown on me.

I wanted the tags to have an "old feeling", so I hand wrote all of them with a trace-letter...
of course to find out later from my husband that I could have done that with my printer by simply downloading the font... oh well. 


Sitting on top there are my auntie's old sewing machines... also green (still in working condition):
she used to make all kind of clothing and even her own shoes during World War II ... 

The luggage at the bottom of the cabinet belong to the big one "portable" sewing machine 
(you have no idea how heavy it is, it's all metal...).

...Anyway the big news is: 
THE BASEMENT IS ALMOST READY!!

Another couple of days for the lighting (as you can note from the pictures).

xox, d.

12 comments:

  1. Wow! I love to have a library cabinet like yours!

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  2. Wow! I love to have a library cabinet like yours!

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  3. Wow! I love to have a library cabinet like yours!

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  4. this is just awesome....wish I could find one for myself!!!
    Clelia

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  5. I really like this piece of furniture. Hand writting tags are perfect. Printed would not match so well.

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  6. What a score! One of these days I'll find a cool cabinet like that. Who knows what I'll do with it, but I want one! Saw you over at Making Monday Marvelous.

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  7. I love the little drawers. I need to look for something like this for all the little doodads, buttons, beads, thread, etc that I have all over the place in various bins, boxes, and bags. Good for you! I checked into your Pinterest, too. Pinned some of the stuff, followed some also. Wow. So much to see. Best wishes, Linda

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  8. I have been looking for one to store my fashion jewelry.....perfect little drawers with a little history!

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  9. What a great find for storage! I love the vintage-ness of it with your sewing machines! Great job!

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  10. ho sempre adorato schedario e vecchi mobili per ufficio...la voglio anch'io!!
    brava
    Chiara

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  11. perfect! what a great idea. I would've never thought of it.
    xx
    maya

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