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  1. Kim
    January 6, 2015 @ 11:03 am

    I bought some library card catalogs on craigslist years ago. Made the very UNWISE decision not to bring them overseas with me. What was I thinking?! I could have used them in countless ways, especially where we live now (a 395 square foot casita with no storage whatsoever). As it was, I bequeathed them to my daughter who uses them to store all manner of goodies (mainly craft supplies).

    I have also seen where women have created new pieces of furniture by putting legs on a set of drawers.

    With your imagination, I’m sure you’ll come up with something fabulous.

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  2. Sherry
    January 6, 2015 @ 11:04 am

    Love it, Love it, Bargain , Love it!
    It would seem however, that Elvis is still not sure about it, he was not in one single picture.

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    • jamie
      January 6, 2015 @ 12:34 pm

      she 😉

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  3. aloma devaux
    January 6, 2015 @ 11:05 am

    That thing is fabulous…could be the largest most shiniest jewelry box I ever did see!!!

    Aloma
    Aloma’s Antiques

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  4. nancy r
    January 6, 2015 @ 11:09 am

    if I ever grow up I want to be you…I could only wish to acquire all the stunningly beautiful huge unusable furniture you’ve found on craigslist. It could become a problem though, as I have downsized to a small house by the beach and I have nowhere to put any of the huge beautiful furniture I already own now, but why start dealing with reality when there are so many amazing pieces out there just waiting to be shoved into a corner of my already crowded bungalow? sigh.

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  5. Susan
    January 6, 2015 @ 11:14 am

    I want to hate you- such amazing finds. But. Somehow. Are. Just. Drawn. In…. You’ll find a home for this before too long.
    Susan
    TGV

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  6. Cassandra
    January 6, 2015 @ 11:17 am

    I neeeeed one! No, I have nothing to do with it either. Nor a place to put it. But Card Catalog!

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  7. Jackie
    January 6, 2015 @ 11:17 am

    I have been looking for one I can afford forever!
    I am drooling!
    You are so awesome!
    You must be doing something right. 🙂

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  8. Canadian Mango
    January 6, 2015 @ 11:19 am

    First of all, I have to agree that you are already absolutely, 1000% perfect with no room for improvement.
    Second, I would have to get that piece even if I lived in a tiny 250 sq ft studio. It is just too gorgeous to pass it – what? and let somebody else have it? NEVER!
    I once saw a similar piece, albeit much taller, practically all the way to the ceiling, in an antique store where they wanted $3,600.00 for it (Canadian dollars). It was so magnificent that I actually measured at home where I would put it, totally oblivious to the fact that I don’t have four grand kicking around (I don’t recall if that was when we paid 15% or 13% tax).
    Congrats on the new acquisition!

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  9. Joyce Day
    January 6, 2015 @ 11:22 am

    Wine cabinet. My son is on the hunt for one to
    Store all of his 2014 vintage cheap wine. I agree that some extra time in oak might be good for it.

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  10. Teri
    January 6, 2015 @ 11:22 am

    I just died of envy.

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  11. Jan
    January 6, 2015 @ 11:34 am

    It’s wonderful find. And if the drawers have a hole along the center, you can cut pieces of mat board to set in the bottom–buttons, brushes, pencils, scissors, jewelry, Cracker Jack prizes–all kinds of small stuff that floats around in too-big drawers. I’m surprised Paul doesn’t want it for himself.

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  12. Cynthia
    January 6, 2015 @ 11:39 am

    Well, I have the perfect spot, and use, for this monstrosity. It would go in “My” room, headquarters for all things creative, and house the many odds and ends tools and supplies associated with knitting and sewing and watercoloring and glittering, etc.. Each drawer would be fronted with have a sweet little photo of what it housed. Much better than my current system of sifting through drawers full of little tools and supplies to find ‘the one.’
    I could then dispense with those rickety plastic rolling stacked drawer thingies I have hidden in the closet because they are oh so so ugly- but practical. Then I would enjoy opening that closet door.
    So if you decide to sell it, I’m your person. I can be there in no time flat and need no help. Cash in hand.

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    • Yvonne
      January 6, 2015 @ 11:56 am

      Cynthia, I’m with you on those big ugly plastic rolling thingies! Have tons of them, yet never have enough! But, without a GF card catalog, I guess I’m stuck with plastic!

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  13. Kathy Fed
    January 6, 2015 @ 11:39 am

    I think the bedroom is the perfect spot for this. Storage for bras (replacing those ugly plastic boxes), underwear, socks, hose, scarves, hair accessories, combs, brushes, gloves, hats (just checking to see if you are still reading), etc. I agree about a strong dislike for Oak, but this is truly an exception. Who ever saw a cherry card file? Carry on…or out, in your case.

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  14. Christine
    January 6, 2015 @ 11:40 am

    You have the ability to make me laugh like no one else. I secretly, way down deep in my gut, have the same genes as you but due to an endless list of bad choices have had to become sensible, self controlled and boring. How I long to be free to be me. In the mean time. I truly thank you for letting me see glimpses of how life might be!

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  15. Amber
    January 6, 2015 @ 11:45 am

    LOVE IT!!!!! And the possibilities are endless, which is why you can’t figure out exactly what to use it for, it’s really the narrowing down process, meanwhile, it’s gorgeous!!!

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  16. Melissa
    January 6, 2015 @ 11:45 am

    I was just looking for one of these for storage for ALL OF THE LEGOS. I have not been this lucky.

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  17. pigtown*design
    January 6, 2015 @ 11:48 am

    I have one like this and i use it to store shoes. the added benefit is that you can mark each drawer as to what’s inside it.

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  18. mpv61
    January 6, 2015 @ 11:49 am

    Card catalogs are fantastic, and that was an amazing price. I have one with 60 drawers and 3 tray sections. It’s like the most amazing utility drawer ever. It holds: vitamins, medicine, tools, office supplies, old extra game pieces…so many things. And of course, everything can be nicely labeled so it’s easy to find.

    When it’s modular, like mine and what you’ve just found, you can also use some drawers here and some drawers there. A few layers could fit on a kitchen counter, for example. A few layers could be put on a small platform with wheels to make a great coffee table for your funnily-shaped room off your kitchen.

    The sky’s the limit. And damn, $50 for 55 drawers. You did great. Mine was $450 for 60 drawers, and I thought I did well. (All the drawers are used, by the way.)

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  19. Sylvie
    January 6, 2015 @ 11:50 am

    My God, I’m sooooo jealous.

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  20. Jenny
    January 6, 2015 @ 11:51 am

    I NEED this. I have been looking for a library card catalog for about 10 years. My husband would have a cow, probably, because until one of my kids moves out in April, I do not have a room I can put this piece in. But I DO NEED one. (I am a maker, principally of jewelry but also of other things, and I have a lot of tools and materials that are in dire need of organizing.) But if I could find one for $50 I would not be agonizing over how to use it. I would be trying to push my kid into moving the wedding date up, or finding a friend’s couch to crash on until April, so I could convert that bedroom into a workroom. However, Craigslist in my city hasn’t been very fruitful so far. Clearly I need to move to a city with better junk.

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    • Linda
      January 6, 2015 @ 6:19 pm

      When I look on Craigslist, I see mattressed and box springs. Not very exciting. If there’s good junk around here, they’re hoarding it.

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