For as long as I can remember, public libraries have been magical places for me. The smell of old books, the quiet surroundings and the rows upon rows of authors just waiting for me to hold their hard work in my hands...all of these things make me swoon. So, it's no wonder that card catalogs hold a soft spot in my heart. This, like hundreds of others, is one thing I wish we could go back to. Forget the computers and their quick and instantaneous information. Give me a few minutes with one of these beauties as I run my fingers over the manila colored cards within and my dear friend, Dewey and his decimals, and life would be infinitely better in my eyes. Some day, I'll be lucky enough to come across an old dusty card catalog in the back of a small town thrift shop with a bargain barrel price of $4.00, but until then I just drool over other people's luck.
Follow the link below to see how an old and tattered piece was transformed into this gem and then come back and let me know what you think!
Dream Book Design: Turning old junk to beauty: Card Catalog style: "I should just start off by saying that in this post I tend to toot my own horn,a lot. However it's not because of me doing anything amazing ..."