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.
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
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- Simple piece of furniture
- Ours is originally from Pier One, but a found a beat up one on Craigslist for $50
- Wood for faux drawers
- I bought a pine board with very few knots in it from Home Depot for $15
- Paint and painting supplies
- Table Saw
- Compound Miter Saw
- 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.
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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