For years I've seen printer's type drawers on Etsy and I've been so envious! I'd been on the hunt to find one locally forever. Last spring, I saw one in an auction and decided to bid on it. I was pretty surprised when sold far above my range for bidding. I'm always surprised when people pay "retail" at auctions or estate sales. Oh well, my search continued.
Until this weekend, when I found not one, but THREE drawers at Goodwill for a screaming hot deal!
The wood is lighter than I would have liked, but they're in fantastic condition and very structurally sound.
The compartments have the letters they contained penciled in. I think this adds some character to the drawers (ha! get it?)
I like that the manufacturer's stamp is still clear and readable. I also like that these drawers have "legs" and could be used to hang or leaned against a wall. I think it makes them pretty versatile. I'm so happy to have three. I think all three would make a stunning display. Unfortunately, I don't have the space or enough items to fill all three drawers, so I'll probably keep one and ship two off to the shop.
I hope everyone had a great weekend! I've been crazy busy here trying to prepare for this year's murder mystery party and take care of my sweet baby kittens. Thanks for all the kitten compliments! It's hard not to turn this into a blog about kittens for a few months!