Monday, November 19, 2012

Made by You Monday -- Repurposed

Several years ago I was given an old card catalog. You know those things we used in libraries to locate books. As a librarian I knew I had to take it in, but I had no idea what to do with it. 

The drawers are designed to hold 3 X 5 cards with a hole in the bottom to keep them in place. I couldn't really think of anything that needed to be cataloged to that degree, and recipes would be hard to access because of the metal rod.

One day as I was putting away cloth napkins, it occurred to me that the card catalog could work well for storing napkins and/or napkin rings. I began sorting my napkins and making labels for the drawers, and in no time at all I had a cute and functional storage area that is a reminder of my profession.









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4 comments:

  1. Great idea. What a great find. Wish I'd come across one sometime. I think I could make use of it in my craft room. Glad I found you. I just popped over from Skip to My Lou. I'm your latest follower. I'm hoping you'll come join me at www.crazythriftycrafts.blogspot.com.

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    1. It would be great in a craft room, but alas I do not have a room just for crafting. Thanks for joining the fun : )

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  2. That is a neat idea. I wonder if those metal pieces in the bottom of the drawers can be unscrewed? That would be neat for craft items, Pencils etc. It would also work well for hardware such as screws and things for a tool room. Maybe?

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    1. The rods come out easily, but then you have a hole in the front of the drawer. Plus I just like that it still looks like it holds card! LOL! Thanks for stopping by!

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