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I have always wanted a plan file of my own ever since I was a young (cough, cough) interior design student at the Queensland University of Technology in the 90s. Those were the days when drawing plans by hand was still the way to go and although I was learning Autocad I still preferred a technical pen and T square (cue violin music and out of focus pull shot of interior design students wandering across a quadrangle). Today I bought one on eBay. I no longer need it for plans but it will be perfect for my art. A young friend is just finishing his apprenticeship in panel beating and spray painting and will be giving it a new coat of paint. I just have to decide what colour! That's the hard part. Any suggestions appreciated.

Here's my other purchase for the week. A tiny set of timber file drawers. I seem to have a file fetish going on. These will just get a clean and maybe a drink of oil. (All photos from eBay except the last ... I have no room in my garage to get a clear shot!) These drawers are old enough to have the "European labour only" stamp from the days of Australia's shameful White Australia policy.

Reader Comments (5)

Bliss! I fell in love with professional storage when I had a volunteer job assisting the archivist in a museum a couple of years ago.

How about dark green or teal?

11 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca Hasenauer

When I gave my boyfriend of 5 months a file cabinet for Christmas, he said, "I'd be crazy not to marry you."
We celebrated 37 years on March 17th.

12 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHelen

Those are both so cool! Great finds! I'm loving teal/aquas now but black would be awesome too!

13 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRoeshel

As you are going to store your art works about about a vintage penguin colour scheme orange, with black legs and maybe some cream drawers ?

13 Apr 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSheila

tomato red :)

31 May 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNat

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