I've been slowly chipping away at organizing my office and FINALLY finished updating the vintage metal card catalogs. You may remember when I posted about these beauties way back in October. I was lucky enough to snag them from Goodwill for $3.00 a piece!
Affiliate links have been used.The original dark gray had been painted over in a very light blue and was beginning to rust. I liked the idea of changing them back to their original color, but wanted them to stand out a bit against my dark shelving unit. Light gray (Matte Iced Gray to be exact) seemed to be a great alternative.
Rub 'n Buff to the pulls, but wasn't thrilled with how it looked against the light gray. I ended up going back over them with my favorite black nickel metallic paint and finally had a winner.
metallic paint) to cover the holes from the missing hardware.
I went with the traditional alphabet labels, but filled the drawers with my chalk paint and paint brushes.
I also made labels for the rest of the boxes and magazine holders. Hopefully, I can now keep everything neat and organized.
Believe it or not, the wood crates store even more Reader's Digest books.
Speaking of books, if you love home decor and easy DIY projects I highly recommend Young House Love and Loveable Liveable Home. John and Sherry Petersik are amazing writers and share common sense, budget friendly ideas to help turn your house into a home.
My office certainly doesn't lack color and is a bit more eclectic than the rest of my house, but I love the bright, bold colors. It's a great place to spur creativity and I love that everything in this space was either brought in from other rooms in our house, DIY'd or purchased at thrift stores.