When we were looking for houses to buy last Spring I was keeping a really open mind about renovation and restyling. I had all kinds of ambition for every scuzzy looking place we saw (thanks a lot, TLC!) but Ryan was way more skeptical about the time commitment involved with redecorating.
It turns out his cheerful non-optimism was correct because we've now been in our own home for two months and we are still living in a sea of to-do projects not the least of which is unpacking our luggage from our trip to New York in June. Luckily the bones of our house are great so it's not like we're living in a bad 1980s remodel.
We're still hoping to find time to do some vintage and thrift shopping for some furniture to finish up some rooms because I have very specific ideas in my head of what I want where. Anyway, the point of this whole post is that I decided I really wanted a card catalog in our living room. We had one empty spot on a wall where I thought it could look perfect. But where to find a card catalog? Craigslist wasn't helping and Ebay was too much shipping $ to deal with.
Lucky for me, both of my parents are librarians so I threw it out there and asked if either was getting rid of any card catalogs. It so happened that my mom had one under her desk that she just couldn't bear to junk but also couldn't quite justify in her own house. How is that for timing?
Now we're trying to decide on how to label the 12 drawers. We were thinking of naming them with words from a song or book and finding corresponding items to go inside. Any ideas?