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Antique Filing Card Bins

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October 6, 2015 by Terry

I spent the entire day inside the house yesterday as it was long overdue for an intense cleaning!  While the house is always rather tidy, ( as tidy as it can be for 7 people and 2 pets living in one place)  it did need a good cleaning.  Clean is different from tidy and cleaning is what it needed!

So because I never made it out to the garage yesterday I thought I would share one of my latest finds with you.

I found these really neat little filing card bins while out on a spur of the moment road trip last week!  They were so cute and so rusty, I couldn’t leave them behind!

6I cleaned them up using my mouse sander and added the numbers to them.  The green numbers were already on them but I thought they looked a little bare on their own so I added the white numbers using some left over milk paint.  I sanded the edges a little to “age” them.

I think that they’re so cute!  I don’t know what I would put in them but I think they are visually nice … but then again I’m addicted to rusty old stuff!

I think they would be cute on a bookshelf or on a mantle etc…

8I used them as props for my photoshoot of the chair I upholstered (Click to see that post here)  but they would make for interesting decor in any room really.

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I had purchased 9 of them in total.  I kept 3 for myself and took 6 of them (the ones in these photos) to my booth to share with you!

 I hope to be in the garage again tomorrow!

Have a great day!

Smiles!

Terry

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5 thoughts on “Antique Filing Card Bins

  1. What a great find! Love them

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  2. Yes Please! I love that some of the numbers go over the edge. Perfectly imperfect!

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