I have a serious crush on vintage library catalogs and would love to get my hands on one to call my own. The problem is they are so few and far between and my beer budget just doesn't cut it when it comes to paying for such a unique and vintage item. That doesn't mean I'm giving up my hunt, but until I get my hands on one I've settled for giving a piece of furniture a library catalog inspired makeover.
Before I get into how I updated this piece, here's how the cabinet looked before. I loved the black, but it was time to brighten things up and create a more custom piece of furniture.Michaels to pick up a few sheets of thin balsa wood.
plank wall, but comes in small sheets that are easier to manage.
After measuring how large I wanted my "drawers" I cut each piece with a chop saw.
Americana Decor chalk paint, but wasn't thrilled with how it looked next the black TV cabinet. I ended up going over the Relic with two coats of Everlasting, which ended up distressing nicely over top the Relic.
After distressing and a coat of clear varnish I was ready to attach the hardware. I ordered these cup pulls from D. Lawless Hardware and couldn't be happier with the price and quality.