There’s something just so intriguing about a cabinet full of tiny drawers. Don’t you just want to open each one and see what’s hiding inside?
In this case, there’s no need. Because it has no top, you can see inside already. Let’s remedy that, shall we?
This piece would function best in a space where you need a neat & tidy catch-all for everyday items. I see it in a foyer. Once the existing card file hardware is removed, the drawers could hold mail, keys, iPods, the dog leash, etc.
It only takes three easy steps to turn a damaged treasure into chic, functional storage.
Step one: Fix the cabinet to the wall to create a faux console. Make sure you secure it to studs!
Step two: Have a custom piece of wood cut to size and install it on top of the cabinet to create a tabletop surface.
Step three: Stain the new wood top to match the existing card file.
There you have it: a one-of-a-kind, floating console! Add a mirror above, a coat rack beside, and a floor mat below (for shoes) and you’ve got one fabulous foyer!