9.22.2011

The Gardner Catalog Cabinet

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I don't believe that I have shared our catalog cabinet with our friends out there! We have had it a few months but I have been a bit reluctant to post it because I have not found the perfect spot for it in our home. UUUggghhh. Have any of you ever run across this problem? It is the most dreamy piece but yet it doesn't feel right where it is currently sitting. So I am sharing photos of its glory however, they are tight shots and not full room shots which will eventually come when it is sitting . . . well you know . . . in the perfect spot.

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These are all of the original tag labels that it came with and this one makes me laugh. It isn't just BILLS it is labled Bill's which means it belongs to Bill. Hi Bill!

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Some drawers are missing which is okay because I like that. It sits on an old rusty metal frame which just makes it feel all that much older and rustic. When we made the purchase we were told that this was just one piece of a huge set that filled a wall. We were also told that it was used in a few different movies that were filmed here in Utah. Could be true. We really have not done much to check that claim out. All we know is that it is ahhhhhsome!Photobucket

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You may be wondering if this one will be painted.

No no!It will remain in its current state.


Untouched by paint.


However, a good dusting would be nice.

28 comments:

Charlotte said...

This would look great in my house! I wish I could find beautiful furniture like you guys!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Beautiful! What a treasure. And I agree--some pieces aren't meant to be painted. But dust--that just protects that beautiful patina ;-)

The Painted Parlor said...

so, so, so, jealous! enough said. ;)

kathie said...

It's stunning!! Love the finish on it!

Jane said...

Gorgeous!! That is a wonderful piece and the wood looks beautiful.
Jane

Jenny said...

This looks so great -- love it!

Jenny
www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

Renewed Upon a Dream said...

Oh my gosh where did you find this?! It looks amazing! You are right, no painting for this one, it's perfect as it is. I'm jealous!

MyChampagneTaste said...

I love it no no I adore it :)
I want one , I've been looking all over the Craigslist :)
visiting from French country cottage
come for a visit if you can

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Oh wow, I love the original finish. It such a nice warm tone. Bill took good care of it!

Artsy VaVa said...

Love the cabinet! If you don't find a place for it, I'll be happy to take it off your hands!

Heather said...

What an awesome piece! I'm sure it will look great no matter where you put it. I usually love painted finishes, but I think you're right in keeping this one as is. It definitely adds to the appeal.

Cowgirl Crafter said...

I have the perfect spot for it if you need a little help! :-)

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

You've found a treasure! And please don't paint...loooooove it the way it is! So pretty!!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i wish i had your luck for finding these! SO awesome!

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

Very cool cabinet!

Amy of The Salvage Collection said...

no! don't touch it with a drop of paint! it's perfect as is--can't wait to see where it ends up!

amy

Amanda said...

This card catalog makes me drool!!! Gorgeous! Hopefully I'll have your luck finding things one day. Found you over at Miss Mustard Seed...Have a great day!!!

Joselyn @ The DIY Spot said...

What a nice piece! I hope you find just the right spot for it.

craftedniche said...

SO jealous!! What an awesome piece!

Junk in the Trunk Trio said...

I am so jealous!!! Visiting from MMS and this is just so beautiful and I love how you stamped the lables!

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

What a great piece! I bet it has a lot of story behind it. (ha. sorry for the pun)

Ellie said...

Beautiful piece!

Kahli said...

I would dream to have a card catalog in my possession. The wood tone is gorgeous. I hope you find a great place for it.

Really Rainey said...

Great piece! Lots of character!

Have a Great Week!
~Rainey~ @ The Project Table

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Fabulous post! Very creative!Great job. Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Jeannine said...

I love card catalogs. I spent many days in the library looking through them. I found a business card catalog at an estate sale but like you, it doesn't fit in any room. No post on it yet.

Grammy Goodwill said...

I'm so envious. I love it.

Becca said...

That's because the perfect spot is in my house!! jk. Love it!!

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