Today I’m talking about furniture that looks like it would be in a vintage laboratory or library that has stacks of tiny drawers you would never be able to fold a sweater into. You have probably seen these around and may have coveted them like I have. You may have heart them referred to as card catalogs, specimen drawers, apothecary cabinets, or cartographer’s drawers. There are some fantastic tutorials out there that show you how to make your own from scratch or by repurposing easy-to-find furniture. Her are 5 Ways to Make Multi-Drawer Furniture.
Those lonely drawers without a dresser that you spot at curbside trash piles and garage sales? Don’t pass them by! Drawers are actually super easy to repurpose and there’s a lot that you can do with all or part of a drawer. Drawer fronts typically have some type of beveled or raised edge, which adds way more character to a project than a regular board. And drawer boxes are exactly that–a ready made box! Check out some of the neat ways you can transform old drawers with these 5 Ways to Repurpose a Drawer.
I’m really fascinated by vintage yardsticks as decor. There’s something about the combination of typography and aged wood patina that really appeals to me. And I’m not the only one! Search Pinterest for “yardstick projects” and you’ll find dozens of creative ways to turn rulers into works of art. Here are some of my favorites.