Inspiration: Using An Old Card Catalog as A Bar

Inspiration: Using An Old Card Catalog as A Bar

Monika Gromek
Apr 16, 2009

We love the idea of using vintage furniture in a completely new way. This practice is great for the environment and it can be a creative option to buying new furniture. Marni, an Apartment Therapy reader, emailed us pictures of her old card catalog that she now uses as a home bar. It perfectly holds most wine and liquor bottles and helps with keeping things organized. A few of the drawers are reserved for mixers. Marni's friend helped with the custom built base, so the top surface is at perfect height for making drinks. More photos after the jump...

We posted about a similar idea using a card catalog a while back. The height of this one is more flexible and the two pull out writing/organizing surfaces provide extra space for mixing drinks. Cheers!

If you are looking for an old card catalog, you should definitely visit Bay Area's flea markets. Alameda Point Antiques and Collectibles Faire would be a great place to start. Also you might be lucky enough to find one on eBay, Craigslist, or Etsy. Good luck!

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