I finally decided to makeover my filing cabinet & wouldn’t you know it – rain! That just meant I had to work around the rain & paint inside. It was a little tricky, but I managed to pull it off! This filing cabinet makeover gets me one step closer to having an office I actually want to be in. : )
The Original Filing Cabinet
I decided to swap the beige filing cabinet in my office with one I had already painted. It was living in my craft room holding scrapbook memories. I painted it after picking it up in a thrift store for $5. You can read more about that here.
I will be painting the other one something besides “filing cabinet beige” in the future. For now, it can be beautiful on the inside while holding memories for my scrap book! 😉
I wanted this to have a similar feel to the planter organizer & plastic drawer I already finished. The colors were a perfect back drop for some paint “distress” with my grey chalk paint & camel colored acrylic.
Next I hit it with a few spritzes of navy blue spray paint.
I also decided to add some chalkboard paint for labels. I traced a chipboard template onto contact paper & cut it out to make the design.
The sides and top got a little paint too, but they will be mostly covered.
I found these fun printables over at Inspired Barn & new they were perfect for this project! They printed out a little too bright, but that’s probably due to using the fast draft setting. Some paint & wax will take care of that!
I trimmed the white edges & cut out the hole in the tape measure end. Then I glued everything down with Modge Podge in satin – nothing too shiny!
It got a little of the grey chalkpaint & navy spray paint as well. Then I went over the whole filing cabinet with brown wax.
It aged everything nicely! I glue a couple mini wooden rulers & a flat key to the front with e6000 for some added character.
Once everything was dry & secure, I set it on my table for some glamour shots!
Love the giant measuring tape!
And the keyhole!
Then it was time to put it back in the office & load up the files. That’s much better!
I wonder if it will clean out my files for me now? I can dream, can’t I?!? Y’all have a wonderful Wednesday!
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