Old File System Revived

I bought this old handmade file system piece… I wasn’t too sure what I wanted to do with it but I liked it so I brought it home… I really need to rethink this strategy based on the overflow situation happening at my house Laughing out loud!!



I fixed up the rough spots and then painted it with a couple of coats of Benjamin Moore Super Spec in Wedgewood Gray (which is clearly more of a blue than a gray). Let me tell you… have I been spoiled working with chalk paint! This paint had ok coverage, but it smelled very strong… and I had to apply 3 coats… not a very enjoyable experience… maybe I should have sprayed it… YIKES!



I also added these cute black catalog labels which attach with the tiniest screws.


In some of the cubby’s the wood was pretty beat up so I did have to do a fair amount of sanding.


I also printed out some small paper inserts that are easily removed so they can be customized.

I think this would be great to hang on the wall to help organize all kinds of things! Umm… I could go a little crazy organizing “stuff” with this piece! What about a purse organizer… who doesn’t need one of those?

So what would you organize with this?

Thanks for stopping by and checking it out!

Until next time…

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About Susan @ Uniquely Yours or Mine

Hey there! You want to know more about me? Well here's a little bit... I'm the lucky wife of a Super Awesome Husband (SAH) and a mother of 3 wonderful girls. We moved to Louisville, KY in 2013 from Richmond, VA where I was refinishing, repairing and painting furniture as a serious "hobby". Since moving I have been spending most of my time designing and updating our new-to-us home, but I do enjoy getting out and exploring my new town as much as possible!

Posted on September 10, 2012, in Furniture refinishing and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 18 Comments.

  1. Very neat. I like it and the color.



  2. I think I would try my large collection of cookbooks….


  3. Janet L Santiago

    Another piece I remember picking up. I love what you did with it. Jose and I are off tomorrow for two weeks and hope I can get back to working with you when I return.




  4. love this and it is terrible when you use Annies paint as a way to get around all the work and details and help other paint stick…but that is what I do…..I would use to organize my hard copy pictures part of what I need to work on…for family history details


  5. I like it!!

    Did you add the little label holders? If so, where did you get them. I could sure use a bit of organization around here.


  6. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co.

    Oh gosh that’s cool! You find the best stuff, then make it even better!


  7. This is such a great find! I love the color you used, even though it sounds like it wasn’t great quality. Your file storage cubby would look wonderful hanging on the wall over my redone step stool (look at the link next to yours at French Country Cottage)! Now following you, too.


  8. Purses for sure, too pretty for kid’s junk! gorgeous


  9. Like your purse storage idea. I don’t have a feel for spacing between dividers, but I’m seeing pot lids, large trays, cake plates….


  10. I love this. It’s so pretty. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this and any other posts. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. It runs from Wednesday to Sundays.
    I hope to see you there. I just pinned it, and I would love for your to follow me also. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above


  11. Awesome! I love it. This would be great for organizing all my crafting/sewing supplies. Found you at our favorite ‘Romantic Home’.


  12. What great transformation! Thanx for sharing at THT!


  13. This is the perfect soft light blue. Gotta get me some Benjamin Moore Super Spec in Wedgewood Gray! -Angela @ Mrs. White Twig & Tea


  14. Hi Susan-

    I am featuring your wooden file sorter in my end of the month “Favorite Blogger Town Furniture” series. I’ve included a picture and a link to your blog on Mrs. White Twig & Tea today. You are such an inspiration to me! Thanks so much! -Angela @ http://mrswhitetwigandtea.wordpress.com


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