Friday, January 28, 2011

latest obsession: card catalog

I can't remember where I initially saw this idea {so sorry I can't give proper credit}, but after a little searching it's popping up all over the place. Old library card catalogs used as craft supply storage. Brilliant!

I remember back in elementary school we would take trips to the public library {located right across the street from the school} and were taught how to look up a book in the card catalog. We were always warned not to pull the drawers out too far for fear of it falling and dumping all the cards on the ground.

Now because of computers there is no need for card catalogs. I can only imagine how many are out there sitting in storage or old basements unused. Such a wasted treasure!

Since I've moved my craft room I've been pondering exactly how I would like to store all my craft supplies. Of course my top priority is for it to look cute haha. I contemplated getting all the white storage at Michael's. My friend Allison even mentioned how everything was on sale 40% off plus another 25% off coupon was in the Sunday paper. I was almost sold on it until I remembered the card catalog. The vintage look, individual drawers, built in spots for labels...swoon!

Now I just need to find one {that doesn't cost an arm and a leg}. The hubs is going to check the state surplus. Keep your fingers crossed!

1 comment:

  1. I'm on the hunt...but so is everyone else! These have become quite popular.