Thursday, July 29, 2010

A drawer by any other name would be called a...shelf?

I own a TON of decor as I'm sure you can imagine (I literally have bins full in my basement). But we all have our favorites, and while I'm continuing to unpack, I think I'll spotlight some of mine.

Probably my MOST favorite decor item are my library card catalog drawers. About 4 years ago at a garage sale a lady was selling around 3 dozen of these for $2 a piece. Hind sight is 20/20 and I SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO wish I would have bought them ALL! But rather, I took my 4 home and they sat in a box in my basement while I figured out what to do with them.

I knew I wanted to hang them because I LOVED the geometric square pattern in them and you wouldn't see that if they were just sitting somewhere. Then it hit me...if I hung them sideways, I could use them as a shelf!

They've been my favorite ever since, and of course had to be one of the first things I hung in my bedroom :)

Look how banged up and WONDERFUL they are!!! LOVE THEM!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

So what is your favorite decor?


  1. That's an awesome idea! I love the "banged up" look! They look great!

    I'd love for you to stop by my blog for a fun giveaway!

    Have a great day!

  2. Love those! The more banged up, the better, I think.

  3. How creative! Wall shelves are one of my personal favorite ways to decorate and I LOVE these =D

  4. I think they look awesome and love that idea. I've seen a couple out there in the past week. Thanks for sharing :) Have a great day!

  5. Those are so cute!! What a wonderful idea!!

  6. ugh. LOVE THOSE!!! as i love all things old and grungy. but especially any sort of desky drawery thingy.

    good idea!

  7. These are fantastic! I love the funky vintage COOLNESS. Need to find me some! P.s. thanks for hosting on Hump Day!

  8. these are great! I was out antiquing on the weekend and found some but the guy wanted them for $60CAD a piece!!! I walked away, needless to say!

    Here from TidyMom, happy weekend!