Metal Card Catalog Makeover

by Marina Ingrit

If you have been following along on my Instagram Stories then you know that we have been slowly converting the garage attic into a fort for my boys. A place to hang out with each other and their friends. The main thing my youngest 2 boys requested was a place to store their treasures. Rocks, feathers, and random things that others (including me) might consider trash. I was trying to see if any of my old pieces of furniture would fit up there when I got a call from my mom asking if I wanted the metal drawers that have been in her garage for years. I instantly knew they would be perfect! I’m sharing this metal card catalog makeover today as well as hosting a fun giveaway you won’t want to miss!

This post is sponsored by HomeRight but all ideas and opinions are 100% my own.

Metal Card Catalog Makeover

They started out gray and black. They were scratched, dented, and had some rust.


Step 1:

Sand them with a fine grit sandpaper. It will rough up the smooth surface so the paint will adhere better and will remove any dirt and grime.

Step 2:

Wash them off really well. Allow them to completely dry before moving to the next step.

Step 3:

Tape off the handles. Cut off the excess with a box cutter to get a nice clean edge.

Step 4:

Place the catalog pieces on a tarp to protect your work area.


Step 5:

Paint them with a paint sprayer. Test out the spray on a piece of cardboard to get the spray to the way you want it. You can adjust it with the dial by the handle. Multiple thin coats are better than one or two thick coats.


I was able to test out a NEW sprayer from HomeRight called the Quick Finish! It is perfect for smaller projects. It has a really cool feature that I’m obsessed about. All the parts that need to be washed, detach from the motor so you never risk getting the motor wet. How fantastic is that?



There is a 70’s gold colored love seat that will be in the garage attic fort for the boys. That is why I went with this mustard yellow paint for the card catalog. I really love it! Plus I recently wrote a post about crushing on mustard yellow and have been looking for a place to use this color.


It is perfect to hold all of the boys’ treasures.


I can’t wait to see it in the kids’ space!


HomeRight is offering to giveaway one of their new sprayers! Enter below using the rafflecopter widget to win a Quick Finish sprayer.


a Rafflecopter giveaway

You must be at least 18 years old to enter. You must be a resident of the USA to enter. The giveaway will go from May 8, 2020 until May 15, 2020. A winner will be chosen by and will be notified by email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner will be chosen. The shipping of the prize is the responsibility of the company, in this case, HomeRight.


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