The other day, my Inner Junque Whisperer® started shouting and stomping its feet. I heeded the call and drove over to the Goodwill near my office.
There, standing with a slight glow around it, was an old steel card catalogue with 30 drawers! I pulled up next to it and got the kid standing there to load it into my car. Then I went in and asked how much it was, and paid up.For all of the classic pieces I have, I also have a fondness for steel items. I have an old stainless steel commercial kitchen counter, two doctor’s cabinets, a barrister’s book case, and now this card catalogue. It measures about 36” high, 30” wide and 12” deep. It fits perfectly just inside my front door.
As soon as I saw it, I knew what it would be perfect for… SHOES! My shoes fit perfectly in the drawers, which are about three inches high, 12 inches deep and 10 inches wide. If the shoes don’t fit like those above, they fit perfectly on their sides. This cabinet will work well where I’ve put it, because I kick my shoes off when I come in the house.
I am trying to decide whether it would be too obsessive to label all of the drawers, or just play “memory” each time I need to find a specific pair of shoes.
Maybe when I move, I will take it to the autobody shop and have them powedercoat it in another colour.