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9 Awesome Uses For That Card Catalog You Scored

You have nabbed the holy grail for DIYers: a real, honest-to-goodness, genuine library card catalog. Now what do you do with it?

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I spent 3 months stripping down this catalog and restaining it brown/black. It's my pride and joy (aside from my daughter, obviously). It holds all of my party supplies.
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I spent 3 months stripping down this catalog and restaining it brown/black. It's my pride and joy (aside from my daughter, obviously). It holds all of my party supplies.

Why not paint it red and make a side table? The wheels turn it into the perfect mobile bar cart when you throw all those fabulous dinner parties. Fill the drawers with cocktail napkins, stirrers, and bowls of olives.
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Why not paint it red and make a side table? The wheels turn it into the perfect mobile bar cart when you throw all those fabulous dinner parties. Fill the drawers with cocktail napkins, stirrers, and bowls of olives.

Strip the varnish and paint it a gorgeous cream like this stunner.
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Strip the varnish and paint it a gorgeous cream like this stunner.

Leave it as is, add some legs and a glass top, and you've got the chicest coffee table.
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Leave it as is, add some legs and a glass top, and you've got the chicest coffee table.

Distress it and make a gardening shelf, or hang it in your kitchen. Totally something Rachel Ashwell would do.
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Distress it and make a gardening shelf, or hang it in your kitchen. Totally something Rachel Ashwell would do.

Glam it up and stick it in your entryway. Or living room. Or kitchen/living room/bedroom if you live in a studio but have big plans in life.
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Glam it up and stick it in your entryway. Or living room. Or kitchen/living room/bedroom if you live in a studio but have big plans in life.

Stack your catalogs low and side by side for high drama and loads of storage.
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Stack your catalogs low and side by side for high drama and loads of storage.

Color code the labels for some obsessively cute organization. (This one is going on my "someday" list).
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Color code the labels for some obsessively cute organization. (This one is going on my "someday" list).

Tastefully hide your booze.
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Tastefully hide your booze.

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