Faux Card Catalog Tutorial

Faux Card Catalog Tutorial

This faux card catalog is a very straightforward project and will save you a boatload of money if you were trying to purchase a real card catalog.

If you have a simple piece of furniture with drawers or doors, you can create a faux card catalog. In this tutorial, you will learn how!

I was wanting to make one for my nightstand, which doubles as my dresser. Actually, I only need the bottom drawer for clothes.  But, that’s a whole other blog post- a minimalist wardrobe!

Anyway, it didn’t take me long to find something that would work on Craigslist.  You just want to use something with very simple, straight lines.  Also, you will want something with drawers or doors so you can create those adorable tiny drawers!

Faux Card Catalog

If you have a simple piece of furniture with drawers or doors, you can create a faux card catalog. In this tutorial, you will learn how!

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Supplies

Tutorial

  • First, you need to decide, will you replace the existing drawers or door fronts? I decided to replace mine and may use the original faces down the road for another look.
  • Cut your board to fit the area needed and router out some grooves to simulate card catalog drawers.
  • Sand the rough edges.
  • Paint and seal the piece in the style and color you desire.
  • Then, screw the new faux drawer fronts in place from the inside.
  • Finally, add all your pulls, label holders and casters.

If you have a simple piece of furniture with drawers or doors, you can create a faux card catalog. In this tutorial, you will learn how!

If you have a simple piece of furniture with drawers or doors, you can create a faux card catalog. In this tutorial, you will learn how!

This project did take me a few hours, but I was able to complete in all on one Sunday afternoon and now I get to enjoy a more industrial style piece of furniture for my “new” nightstand.

Let me know if you have any questions and I will try to answer them!

Watch this video to see how easy it is!

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If you have a simple piece of furniture with drawers or doors, you can create a faux card catalog. In this tutorial, you will learn how!

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2 Comments

  1. August 4, 2018 / 3:18 AM

    This piece of furniture is absolutely lovely. Your project pieces and decorating always are! Love it!

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
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      August 14, 2018 / 10:52 PM

      Thank you, Brenda, you always know just what to say to make my day!

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