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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  1. 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.




  2. 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


  3. 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.


  4. 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….


  5. 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


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