Monday, April 11, 2011

Card Catalog to Craft Cabinet Makeover

This was my daughter's card catalog. When she bought it, it was a mess. She painted it white and got it all organized to hold all of her craft goodies. Over the years it received some wear and tear. When Amber, my daughter died, I inherited the cabinet... Usually it is the other way around, a daughter inherits the mother's things. Anyway, I like to use it. It reminds me of all the things we had in common and all the fun times we had crafting together. I knew I wanted to make some more repairs and maybe give it a makeover. When I saw the new tissue line by Seven Gypsies the idea came to decoupage the cabinet. Two large bottles of Mod Podge later,lots of tearing and wearing of paper, new door hardware from Home Depot and I am ready to show you the new cabinet!

The Old Look
You can see the damage to the bottom of the cabinet and the sort of ugly doors. This damage was here when she bought the cabinet.
Children's crayon marks.. Not my grandson's, of course. Smile. No Truly, they are not due to him!
The Makeover!
A Side View
I made all new tags, glued all the drawers again inside and covered the pull outs, as well. I am quite happy with it's new look. I think Amber would approve also.

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Dianne said...

beautiful makeover and lovely memories. You MUST share this on Metamorposis Monday at Naps on the Porch blog!

Paris Cowgirl said...

Love it CeCe! You put your heart in to it!

Kari said...

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Oh and by the way-Love the card cabinet!!

Curtains In My Tree said...

Oh My Gosh how long did that take? I can't imagine

It looks good and you really need to show it off on all the before and after blogs

Lesley Litrento said...

This is beyond beautiful. It is spectacular! It is by far the most amazing makeover that I have seen in a while.

Tami / Maddie Lumpkin said...

This is fabulous! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment.Will be having a giveaway next week.

Margaret said...

What a tribute, and a labor of love! It's museum quality--very, very nicely done. Yes, your daughter would approve! XO