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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Before & After: Fancy File Cabinet

I finally got the chance to revamp a file cabinet! This project was so quick and easy, I want to do this to every file cabinet I see from now on!

I found the brown 2-drawer file cabinet in the Craigslist free listings and picked it up on Sunday night. I stopped at Home Depot and grabbed a can of spray paint and some vinyl adhesive shelf liner.

Rust-Oleum Spray Paint in Summer Squash: $3.98
Con-Tact Creative Covering Waterdance Shelf Liner: $3.48
File Cabinet: Free

Project Cost Total: $7.46

Awesome! The directions for this little project are pretty self explanatory... But I'll explain nonetheless. I took out the drawers and spray painted the exterior shell. While that dried I stuck the adhesive paper on the front of the shelves and cut out the spots for the handles. I let it dry overnight and then brought it into work with me the next day to add a pop of color to my office arrangement!

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Inspiration for this project via House of Sarager

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  1. Thank you thank you! I LOVE this! I want to head out right now at 10pm to get the supplies to redo my 4 drawer legal size behemoth! Stopping by from today's creative!

  2. This is one of the greatest pimping I've seen in designing your filing cabinet. I didn't know that this extreme skill exist. Thanks for sharing.

    1. haha thanks! i just picked up 2 more file cabinets for free... can't wait to revamp the crap out of them! lol

  3. Omg I love this, and I NEED to do something with my ugly old filing cabinet! Did you have to sand/prime the surface before painting?

  4. I love it! Definitely going to try this for my classroom!

  5. I am so excited to do this and add storage to my classroom in a cute/stylish way!! Did you need to sand your cabinet at all and did it take only one can??
    Thanks for such an adorable idea!!!

  6. Just saw this on Pinterest and I'm searching craigslist right now so I can do this! Quick question though, how many can of spray paint did it use?

  7. This is such a great idea! I can't wait to try this.

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  9. I really enjoyed reading this article, and found it quite informative. And especially the part about the popularity of the cabinet handles. Thanks for sharing! I generally prefer cabinet handles to cabinet handles and would recommend it to all.

  10. Thank you so much for sharing these amazing tips. I must say you are an incredible writer, i love the way that you describe the things about Small Filing Cabinet Officeworks.


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