Card Catalogue Dresser

I have no idea where my love of labeling things comes from. But gosh I love me some clearly labeled drawers, instructions, illustrations. Anything with a label makes my heart skip a beat. I think it is the perfectionist, OCD side of me fighting to break free. Photobucket


But I guess there are worse things to be in love with than a well labeled dresser?


This guy was ripe for the picking with his clean lines and plain drawers. Keeping it from looking too visually cluttered is the real key to using card catalogue plates.

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A little white paint, followed by some grey paint, followed by some distressing and we were ready to attach our filing cabinet inspired chrome handles and frames.

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Taking the crazy 1 step further I printed up some fantasical labels on the 'puter.

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On a totally different wave length, I have to make a confession. I have ventured over to the dark side and bought this set of faux-piaries (aka fake topiaries in the event the joke fell flat...). I rarely ever see fake greenery that I like, and when I spied these two at Home Sense I was thoroughly fooled so in the cart they went. The price tag was unbelievable as well, totalling the cost of just 1 real topiary from HomeDepot.

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And a big thanks to my Dad for loaning me the artwork in these shots! He opened a new restaurant a few years ago and I sourced all the black and white artwork from the local Archives with my mom. These two are waiting to go into another location he is renovating, but in the meantime I am gonna put them to good use (and maybe they will get lost before the reno is done?).

Anyways, thanks a lot Dad!

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