Card Catalog Drawer Condiment Set

Card Catalog Drawer Condiment Set

I’ll be the first to admit that THIS project…is not really a project.

Scrolling through Pinterest one day, I saw that someone had pinned a Pottery Barn condiment set photo. I liked it right off the bat- a cute wooden drawer filled with cute glass jars, perfect for parties or events.

Pottery Barn Condiment Set Inspiration for Repurpose Project / www.sadieseasongoods.com

DEFINITELY a DIY opportunity…

It also occurred to me immediately- as it probably has done to a few other folks- that this set isn’t something you buy. Rather, it’s something that you recreate with what you already have! OR go junkin’ for the parts you need. AND pay less than retail! This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.

Well, I’d been meaning to purchase a vintage card catalog drawer (or sewing table drawer) for a while now- I mean, who doesn’t love those?? So I found the perfect one and waited impatiently for it to arrive in the mail.

Antique card catalog drawer to be repurposed as a hot cocoa bar by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

What a beaut!

Once I had the drawer, I had to decide what to fill it with.

Mason jars would have been an obvious- and popular- idea. And I love me a mason jar…but I wanted to think a little outside the box…or drawer, as the case may be.

Carnival glass? Silverplate goblets? Pretty colored sherbet bowls? Let’s face it, the vintage options are endless.

In the spirit of the last days of winter, I decided that classic milk glass would be lovely. Courtesy of Olde Faithful’s Antique Mall, I ended up with two sugar/creamer sets-  I loved the different patterns and heights.

Vintage milk glass for DIY condiment set or hot cocoa bar using a repurposed antique library card catalog drawer by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Perfect to hold all the fixin’s!

Vintage milk glass for DIY condiment set or hot cocoa bar using a repurposed antique library card catalog drawer by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Fits like a charm…

Also in the spirit of winter’s final moments, I decided that instead of using my condiment set for BBQ sauces (a la Pottery Barn’s pretty picture), I would play around with hot chocolate bar stir-ins and toppings.  So I filled up my milk glass pieces with sweet deliciousness…and you know what, I’m pretty darn pleased with it!

DIY Hot Cocoa Station Bar with a repurposed antique library card catalog drawer and vintage milk glass by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Dangerous yums…

Since labeling everything is all the rage, I added little chalkboard tags. And those chalkboard pens/markers? Genius.

DIY Hot Cocoa Station Bar with a repurposed antique library card catalog drawer and vintage milk glass by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Gotta have labels…

DIY Hot Cocoa Station Bar with a repurposed antique library card catalog drawer and vintage milk glass by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

And it’s done!

Here’s a little side-by-side comparison…and please ignore the fact that Pottery Barn has a far better photo!! Focus on the fact that my version is genuinely vintage, not recently made in China, and didn’t cost $49.95.

DIY Hot Cocoa Station Bar with a repurposed antique library card catalog drawer and vintage milk glass by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Theirs and mine…

My first official hack…I love it!…but back to real projects next time, I promise. And please check out my full collection of holiday project ideas or more festive inspiration!

Craft on!

S

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Comments

  1. frantastic says:

    What a fun idea – I already have the pieces for this. Would be so cute for a pot-luck dinner!

  2. Squeal! I love this repurpose diy!! I am hopping over from terrific tuesday. I invite you to share at my Thursday hop too ♥ xo

    • sarahwpb@yahoo.com says:

      I’d love to, Katherine! Please send me a link to the site, and the day/time/time zone that your link party opens up!!

  3. visiting from teriffic tuesday linky… now that is a neat idea! I see these catalog drawers from time to time and love them, but can’t think of anything to do with them so I don’t buy them! Next time I will buy! It could do the same thing for a jewelery caddy thingy..instead of the condiments in the cups..jewelery!
    Cheri
    http://www.fabricandmemories.blogspot.com

  4. What a beautiful old drawer and a very neat project! You can change it up for all kinds of holidays and seasons. Enjoy your week! Hugs, Diane

  5. What a fun (and yummy) idea! Thanks for sharing it at the Vintage Inspiration Party!

  6. What a fantastic, creative idea! Love it Love it! 🙂 The little signs are beyond cute! I would love for you to link these up to my new party Making Memories Mondays going on now! There’s a great giveaway too! 🙂
    Cathy

  7. sarahwpb@yahoo.com says:

    Will do!

  8. Love it!

  9. This is so cute! I have a long wooden tray on my dining table which holds vases. It would be perfect for condiments but I would have never thought of it before seeing this. Thanks for the inspiration! Found you via Inspire Me Wednesdays.

    • sarahwpb@yahoo.com says:

      Thank you so much- and I never would have thought of it either…guess we need to thank Pottery Barn! 😉

  10. This is a cute idea! 🙂

  11. What great use of an card catalog file. I love how you made it into a hot chocolate bar. Thanks for linking up this week at #HomeMattersParty linky. Looking forward to seeing what you link up next week.

  12. i just love everything organized (even marshmallows lol) 🙂 I hope you will share your idea with our Link Up – Idea box:

    http://milaslittlethings.com/2015/03/idea-box-thursday-link-party.html

    xx
    Mila

    • sarahwpb@yahoo.com says:

      Thank you for the invite, Mila- I’ve linked up and added your party to my weekly calendar! 🙂

  13. I love it! And I love the vintage wooden container you used – beautiful!

  14. juliaklimek says:

    Quick and cute hack! I love it! Thank you so much for sharing at Merry Monday Link Party. Glad to have you! Julia

  15. Cute idea.

  16. Perfect vintage style! I love the condiment holders. The white is so pretty. Pinning and sharing. Thanks for sharing at Totally Terrific Tuesday last week! Can’t wait to see what you have lined up tonight!

    Sharon
    herorganizedchaos.com

  17. Great hack! Love those drawers. And I agree genuinely old is so much better than made in China. And much more environmentally friendly too. Thanks for being such a loyal linker upper at the VIP!

  18. What a fun idea! I always see those at the flea market too. Thanks for linking up at Found & Foraged!

  19. So cute! I love it! Thanks so much for linking up with Idea Box!

  20. I love your hack – much prettier with the beautiful vintage drawer and milk glass. xo Karen

  21. What a cute and clever idea. I love it! Thank you for joining us at #purebloglove. We enjoying having you every Thursday at 8PM, EST through Sunday night. ~Cydnee

  22. Love this project Sarah! Catching you!

  23. I Love this beautiful knockoff and it could be used in so many ways too. Love it. Thank you so much for linking up to the Something to Talk About Link Party and GREAT NEWS – We’re featuring you on our blogs tomorrow. I hope you’ll come on over and check it out and of course please link up again. It goes live at 6 am est. See you there, Lisa at Concord Cottage

  24. Jann Olson says:

    I love ideas like this! Old drawers are so fun. I used an old sewing machine drawer to corral things for my hot chocolate bar during the winter and loved it! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

  25. What a cutie/patootie idea. Love this and don’t all us vintage hoarders have these goodies, somewhere. Love it, Sandi

  26. What a great idea! So much you can do with this.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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