Treasures from the barn...... again
They are vintage steel flat files for cards.... probably circa 1940s... I acquired them when the city library converted everything to computers and had a huge equipment sale.. Besides these I bought another blueprint-size flat file... also steel and vintage...and I use it for beads now.
I moved these into the house yesterday and cleaned them up... The bottom one is 11" wide by 18" long and the upper is about 9"x 18". The drawers are only about 1 1/2" deep. Being steel they are VERY heavy.
They are going to be my main storage for my favorite buttons so I can easily sort and choose.. I have made some temporary labels which will likely change. Now I have buttons in cabinets, bins, jars, and plastic bags in 4 different rooms and in the barn..
The nice thing about the drawers is that they fully extend so everything in them is accessible...
I thought about spray painting them but when I did a little research I discovered these cabinets are very collectible and quite expensive so I will keep them in their original condition. You all know how I love finding YET another life for something languishing in the barn!!!
(I know my friend Connie K is drooling on her keyboard)
Remember the soutache jewelry from the other day... Well I have a huge hug and thank you for Jocelyne Ausseil who found this fantastic tuto...
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Marilyn Nepper in Canada really got busy on her computer and found some great sites with even greater instructions... She even found ...