I love this vintage card index box. It came from an old office which was being modernised and it was no longer required.
Unfortunately I forgot to take a "before" photograph, I was so keen to transform! But it was just an ordinary box - not even good wood.
I gave it an undercoat of a deep, rich red. I also used this colour on the inside of the box and the drawers.
I then painted over, very lightly, with a lovely deep blue paint, then wiped some it off so that the red would show through.
It was finished off with a coat of satin varnish.
The original alphabetical index card were still with the box. Not sure what to do with these.
Love the little drawer pulls. As I thought I would use it for stationery, I printed out some labels and aged the paper using a tea bag.
Talking about tea ......