Friday, February 22, 2013

Card Catalog {Inspired} Entry Table


I'm excited to show off our new table today!


For this piece, we took a barn sale find (which was cool in and of itself... a cubby bin) and made it into a one of a kind table with 8 (yes 8!) drawers. 

 I only wish I had a before pic of the cubby. You'll have to forgive me. But when we first started our business, I didn't have a blog and never really thought too much about before pics.

It was just a plain white piece with beadboard on the back and 8 very deep cubbies. When I saw it, I absolutely had to have it! I just wasn't sure what exactly I wanted to do with it. So, we sat on it for awhile...

But then I decided I wanted to put legs on it and make it a table. The hardest part was deciding whether to go vertical or horizontal with it. But we finally decided to make it

wider instead of taller and Eric constructed a base for it. 

The problem with this piece, however, was the depth of the cubbies themselves. They are about 21" deep and, therefore, are a little difficult to use. It wouldn't have worked very well as a display curio. And, as for stuffing things in the cubbies, I was afraid whatever got stuffed in there would get lost because of their depth. Kind of like the black hole of cubby storage. And no one needs another black hole in their household. Am I right or am I right? :)

I was browsing around Pinterest one day (shocking, right? lol) and noticed how many card catalog tables I had pinned. And, it suddenly became clear that we needed to make drawers for these cubbies. That way, they would be much more practical for storage. Next thing up... to break the news to Eric that he had 8 drawers to make! :)

He took it well :)

I painted the cubby unit in Annie Sloan™ Old White and then, over that, a light coat of Coco. I then taped off the stripes for the grain sack detailing and painted those with Primer Red. (It's amazing, by the way, how far a little sample pot of ASCP™ can go! I've done SO many jobs with my little pot of Primer Red!) I then gave the whole thing a light sanding so the white would show through all over and the Coco would show through the Primer Red striping.

I applied a very dark wood stain to the inside of all the drawers and the base of the table and then gave the outsides of the handmade drawers a good, thick coat of Coco. Then I applied clear and dark wax all over it because I do like the way the Coco looks much more with dark wax. 

Eric attached the cubby unit to the base and we added some inexpensive tarnished brass style knobs to the drawers. They coordinate nicely with all of the coloring on the table. 

And there you have it. A one of a kind creation, with a whole bunch of storage, out of an inexpensive  barn sale find. We hope you've enjoyed seeing it! 


This project was featured here...
Life on Lakeshore Drive

62 comments:

  1. Love the way this came out! Great job : )

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  2. Awesome find and what a great idea you turned it into! :)

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    1. Thanks! It's always fun finding cool stuff like this piece. :)

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  3. I love this! You did a great job ;) I'm your newest follower!
    Jamie ~ Better With Age

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    1. Thanks so much for checking it out. I just followed you back on pinterest. :)

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  4. Oh I could put a lot of craft supplies in those drawers ;)

    Thanks so much for linking up to the party,
    <3 Christina @ I Gotta Create!

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  5. By the way, Denise, you have word verification on, which can discourage folks from commenting. I have a post about how to turn it off if you're interested:

    http://igottacreate.blogspot.com/2011/12/bloggy-tips-101.html

    <3 Christina

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    1. I just love storage drawers! :) And thanks for the tip about the blog. I didn't realize that was on at all. I will take a look at your post in a bit and get that changed.

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    1. I love adding a little primer red with the coco. They're a good pair. Thanks for commenting!

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  7. Love the stripe! I'm thinking of the next project I can use it on! Thanks for the inspiration! ;)

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  8. What a wonderful redo ~ love the finished look.

    Thanks so much for linking up to Project Inspire{d}.

    Hugs,
    Mary Beth

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    1. Thanks so much! Happy to link up and thankful you host the party. :)

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  9. My favorite choice you made for the cubby was the grain sack detail. It made it special. Of course, the drawers are wonderful too. Great paint choices.

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  10. Love it and the red stripe makes the whole piece pop. Thanks for sharing at the Cabin!

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm delighted to be able to share with you. :)

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  11. Oh m gosh! I love everything about this table. It turned out beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. That is such a wonderful thing to hear. Thank you so much, Rita. :)

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  12. What an AWESOME table!!! Definitely Pin Worthy! Just hopped over from Dream To Reality and I'm happy to be your newest follower! Would love to have you stop by for a visit! Blessings ~ Judy

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    1. Thanks, Judy! You've made my day :) I'll be sure to check out your blog today too. {hugs}

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  13. Very cute, I love that you added the drawers! Great work! I am now following you on Google +!

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    1. How sweet of you, Mindi! I really appreciate the comment. And the follow! :)

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  14. I LOVE the grain sack stripe!! So fabulous!!! This is a great piece!! Thanks so much for sharing it at The Rustic Pig!! LOVE it!! Hugs!! Claire

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    1. I'm so glad that you like it! That means a lot! I love sharing at The Rustic Pig and reading your posts. :)

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  15. What a great piece ... I love that you transformed it into a table! The grain sack stripes are really fun!

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    1. Your compliments are greatly appreciated! Thank you, Randi :)

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  16. Hi denise...
    I just found your blog via Creative Cain Cabin b.d.hop...
    this little table is so cute!
    love how you added the drawers. Cute and practical.
    nice to meet you, Pat

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    1. Oh, thank you Pat! And it's nice to meet you, too. I'll stop by your blog in a bit and take a look-see :)

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  17. Love this grain sack look! Found you on Home and Garden Thursday.

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  18. This is a great piece! I am sure you made a huge difference from before to after!
    I just started a new link party and would love for you to come over and share your post or any social media sites. Talkin’ About Thursday http://designeddecor.com/talkin-thursday-link-party-9/
    DeDe@DesignedDecor

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    1. Sure thing DeDe. I would love to come over. And thanks for the kind words!

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  19. Gorgeous! I love how you offset the grain sack stripe! Pinning!

    Jenna @ http://rainonatinroof.com

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    1. Thanks so much for the pin, Jenna. And I just followed you on Pinterest. Love it when I find a new creative gal to follow! :)

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  20. Adorable table, I would go nuts being able to organize everything in those drawers- Perfect~

    Mandy @ The Hankful House

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    1. Drawers are always good! :) Thanks for commenting!

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  21. Love it! It's inspiring!!
    Homa Style is having an inspire me link party until March 5.
    I would love you to link up your picture!
    Here's the link
    http://homastyle.com/wp/2013/02/27/inspire-me-link-party/

    I do all I can to help promote links to my parties on my social media sites:)

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    1. Sounds great! Thanks for inviting me and I'll link up for sure. :)

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  22. I love me some drawers...especially cubbie drawers! Love the stripe. Thank you for sharing at "What We Accomplished Wednesdays." Have a great weekend!
    hugs,
    Deborah

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    1. Who doesn't love drawers? :) Thanks for the nice comment and for hosting the party!

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  23. Cute Cute Cute! Those little drawers are so cute!

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    1. Thank you so much, Kim. I really appreciate the comment!

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  24. Awesome!!!!! Thanks for sharing...being featured today :) hugs...

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    1. Oh, thank you and that's great! I just found your blog a few days ago too. how wonderful!!

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  25. Wow, you did an amazing job!!! I love it. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. So thrilled to have you share with us. I'm featuring your awesome table later tonight. Your newest follower, too!!! Love your blog. :)

    Hugs
    Kathy @ lifeonlakeshoredrive.com

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    1. I couldn't be more thrilled that you like my blog because i love yours too! And thank you so much for the feature. {hugs}

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  26. I love this piece, I can think of so many uses for it.

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  27. I love your little table. I like you made it a table and I like the feed sack look you gave it. Thanks for sharing at Transformed Tuesday.
    Hugs,
    Peggy

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    1. Thanks for hosting the party and stopping by to leave such a nice comment :)

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  28. I love it! So fun to have all those drawers to put things in! Thanks for stopping by and linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays at Nap-Time Creations. I wanted to let you know that you will be featured at the party that opens tonight! I would be SO excited if you would add my featured button to this post! link will be live later tonight!
    http://www.nap-timecreations.com/2013/03/tasteful-tuesday-link-party-and-features.html

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    1. Oh, that's fantastic! Thank you so, so much for the feature and I'd be happy to add your button! So excited! :)

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  29. Denise, Thanks for linking up to Talkin’ About Thursday link party. I hope you will come back this week too!

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  30. We just featured your link at cowgirl up, now the scoop, so grab a featured button at Cedar Hill Ranch!!

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    1. I am so thrilled about the feature Anita! Thank you so much!

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  31. Denise, this piece has two of my favorite things, cubbies and feed sacks. Love how you added the drawers and turned it into a table. It really is amazing. I am a lover of red so the red stripe hit it out of the ball park for me. Thanks so much for sharing it with Share Your Cup. No surprise, I will be featuring you too this week.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Your comment is so nice, Jann. What kind things to say. I really appreciate them and that you're featuring our table this week. Thank you. :)

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