Monday, January 12, 2015

Vintage Metal Catalog Cabinet

I found this little nugget in Medford Oregon and my sister was kind enough to bring it down to me. 
This one was quite different than the wood one I completed a few months ago. I still visualized it with some hairpin legs tho. So, after much cleaning and sanding and priming, I ended up with:

Faux zinc anyone?? 

                     Custom made wood base so the legs would have something to grip onto.
I left all the insides and sides of the drawers as they were.  The top was given numerous paint treatments and I think it resembles zinc.  I used metallic spray, chalk paint, milk paint and tung oil. 


                                            I realize the industrial vibe isn't for everyone.  
                                             It's just something different that I enjoy doing. 

Domestically Speaking - The Power of Paint Party   


  1. Pretty, Beth! That paint treatment looks really cool and just like it happened overtime. :)

  2. I really love this! It looks great with the base and legs. I love the industrial style =)


  3. What a great find! love the industrial drawers and the base with hairpin legs. Love the sign too!

  4. Beth, this is so amazing! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features today at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's party. Hope to see you again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  5. Oh Beth, they are so pretty. I just had two come to me as well, but sadly they were bought before I had a chance to do something with them. Now I'm wishing I had not let them go so soon. Great job.

  6. What a find! I love it and the table is just perfect. Thanks so much for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

  7. What a transformation!!! It looks amazing now. Thanks for sharing it at the Vintage Inspiration Party!

  8. I love the colour you got on this piece! So rustic and it looks natural and not contrived. Beautiful! I wish I could get my hands on an old card catalogue!