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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13 comments:

  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!

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  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.

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

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  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?

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

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  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!!!

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  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?

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

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