I've been selling the finished fancy file cabinets for around $35, so if you want me to fix up a file cabinet for you please let me know! Email me at QuarDecor@gmail.com.
Now onto the marvelous makeover... I picked up this old black file cabinet last week:
First I popped off the hardware with a little - okay a lot - of help from Mike, and spray painted it black. Then I gave the cabinet a thorough scrub down, because it was extremely sticky - yuck. After it dried, I spray painted it black to freshen it up. Then I decoupaged some awesome fabric onto the drawers! Once the transformation was complete, Mike supplied the appropriate "oohs" and "ahhs" I needed to validate my hard work :) Thanks Mike!
What do you think? So far I think my favorite fancy file cabinet fix up was the decoupaged map drawers. Last weekend I picked up an awesome book of nautical maps of Nantucket! I have a feeling these will look fabulous on a file cabinet, or possibly lining the drawers of the $20 desk I snagged a few weeks ago for the guest bedroom.
On a side note: I am considering buying a paint sprayer for my furniture. I have a few big pieces in the queue that I would love to just spray white instead of further exacerbating my carpal tunnel by painting and rolling. I'll keep you all posted on my research and decision!
In the meantime, check a few of my popular DIY projects, and have a wonderful day :)