Thursday, June 21, 2012

File Cabinet Revamp: Snazzy Sister State Storage

I went and did it AGAIN! Remember my awesome yellow and green file cabinet revamp last month? Well I got such an overwhelming response that I knew I just had to do it again. So the other day I picked up 2 free file cabinets from Democracy for America, they are moving to a new office in Burlington, VT so they were getting rid of some old office supplies.


I took out the drawers and spray painted the cabinets a light blue. Then I removed the hardware from the drawers and carefully cut up 2 maps of the sister states: Vermont and New Hampshire! Then I decoupaged the maps onto the drawers and put them back into the painted cabinet shells. Voila! Your fancy sister state file cabinets are complete!

Fancy File Cabinet Decoupage Map

Fancy File Cabinet Decoupage Map

Fancy File Cabinet Decoupage Map

File Cabinet: Free
Maps: Free
Spray Paint: $3.98
Mod Podge: $7.49

Project Cost Total: $11.47


Fancy File Cabinet Decoupage Map

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22 comments:

  1. These look so great! What a terrific idea. I'm about to go scoping out some file cabinets because we could use some adorable storage like that! What kind of spraypaint do you use? Do you scuff up the cabinets or anything beforehand?

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    1. I just wiped them down with a damp rag. Don't try to sand them, it will just leave scratches. And I used Rust-Oleum spray paint, but any kind will do! Good luck and let me know when you've completed your DIY project, I'd love to see and share on my blog :)

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  2. Now I just love these! What a great idea. I have a tall and also a wide file cabinet that would look good with a similar make-over.

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  3. Maps! What a great idea! This totally helps to make the most of the space you have in a room too. I'd love if you'd link this up to Titus 2 Tuesday on Cornerstone Confessions. Hope to see you there.

    Kathy

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  4. They are fabulous! I have to do the next A Crafty Soiree post ahead of time and wanted to let you know I've featured them this coming Thursday. Thank you for linking and please come by and see your feature when it's up!

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    1. Omigosh thank you so much! I'm looking forward to it :)

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  5. Oh my goodness these look AWESOME!!!! I made over a file cabinet a few weeks back, and have been looking for maps for another project, why I didn't put two and two together,is beyond me! Check it out here: http://chase-thestar.blogspot.com/2012/05/file-cabinet-makeover.html

    I'm a new follower--fab blog!
    XO, Barbara @ Chase the Star

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  6. Cute filing cabinets. Great idea. Thanks for linking with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    Debi

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  7. WOW! I can't believe those are filing cabinets - you made something ugly super pretty - great job!
    Thanks for linking up this week-
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  8. These cabinets turned out so cute. Love the idea!

    Marcie @ www.IGottaTryThat.com

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  9. So cool! There just might be hope for the scratched black monstrosity in our family room after all.

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    1. Haha! I just picked up a free black file cabinet yesterday! I am thinking of spray painting it with a fresh coat of black and decoupaging the drawers something fun... let me know if you do decide to revamp your cabinet! I'd love to see how it comes out :)

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  10. Beautiful! Just found you at Look What I Made.

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  11. I love this! Such a smart idea. I might have to try it.

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  12. Very nice,I love the transformation!

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    1. Fabulous :) Good luck and let me know how it goes!

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  14. So awesome!! We're always needing more storage and this is a great way to make cheap storage look fantastic. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Did you use glossy mod podge or another kind? Thank you for doing this turoeial. I'm helping a friend redo her file cabinets and I'm trying to figure out the best method. Has there been any peeling of the paper using the mod podge? I just worry it won't hold up well.

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