DIY Project: Rolodex

Repurposing an old cookie tin as my own rolodex DIY
A handmade rolodex by Etsy setller Ugly Kitty

A handmade rolodex by Etsy setller Ugly Kitty

I’ve been wanting to get the funky rolodex by Etsy seller Ugly Kitty for ages but couldn’t justify the overseas cost for it. But I did need a rolodex badly, since my collection of business cards were growing and needed to be organised. I’ve been trying to figure out ways to make one for months with different boxes and trays, as well as how I’d do the different alphabet separating… Nothing really worked. Too small, too large, too long, too… wrong.

Then this morning, inspiration hit.

I collect vintage (and new) chocolate and biscuit tins…

I got busy:

Repurposing an old cookie tin as my own rolodex DIY

Repurposing an old cookie tin as my own rolodex DIY

Sticking on the alphabets for my repurposed old cookie tin business card rolodex DIY

Sticking on the alphabets for my repurposed old cookie tin business card rolodex DIY

Sticking on the alphabets for my repurposed old cookie tin business card rolodex DIY

Sticking on the alphabets for my repurposed old cookie tin business card rolodex DIY

The result:

My repurposed old cookie tin business card rolodex DIY closed

My repurposed old cookie tin business card rolodex DIY closed

And it’s organised by categories, rather than business name. I think it’s easier that way! I’m happy with the result.

16 January 2008
18 January 2008

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    Anonymous

    18 January 2008

    I just discovered your blog, and I must say, I love it! Anyway, have been perusing old entries and noticed you gave someone (back in April) a link to the Spiegel cherry blossom lamp (that at the time was a hefty $250). Anyway, thought I’d let you know it’s now on sale for $69! Hope it helps, and keep up the great blog!

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    MAds

    18 January 2008

    Organized office space. I think I feel an inspiration coming on. Plus your workspace is on eof my favs. Still loving those cubes!

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    drey

    18 January 2008

    thanks mads :) i strive to make it a light, bright and happy space :) i love those minimalist home offices, but i also like being surrounded by my stuff :Pthanks anonymous for the tip off! that is one gorgeous lamp. wish they shipped to AUS (without costing too much)!

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