Friday, February 10, 2012

Filing Cabinet Makeover

Filing cabinets always look soo dull and drab.  A little spray paint and some removable wall decals go a long way to bring a fresh look to your filing cabinet. 

Our filing cabinet currently lives in our room, but will probably be put back into our master closet.   I decided to paint our filing cabinet light blue to match our room.  I also added some flower decals in red, golden-yellow, green and blue to give it a pop of color. 


Here is our before picture:




and here is our after picture:


This project was super simple and didn't cost very much. 

Supplies:
-  1 Can Primer  (I used Krylon Primer in White )
-  Spray paint  (I can't remember what color blue I used.  I used the Krylon Glossy White for the  handles)
-  Painters tape
-  Wall Decals (I used the Jennifer Wall decals from Target)




Instructions:
-  Dust filing cabinet.
-  Take the handles off.  (Open drawer and push on the handle - It should  pop out the front of the cabinet)
-  Tape the lock so you don't get paint in it.
-  Follow instructions on primer and spray paint.  I ended up doing three coats of primer.
-  Wait until primer dries and then spraypaint.  I pretty much used the whole  can.
-  Primer and spray paint the handles your desired color. 
-  Wait for it to dry and put stickers on and handles back into the cabinet.


I didn't bother sanding the filing cabinet before primering it.  This was my first time spraypainting anything, so I made sure to start with the back of the filing cabinet just to make sure I had my technique down.


I hope you enjoy this project.  I think it's a nice, easy way to decorate furniture you might already have in your house. 


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8 comments:

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  2. I just found your blog. ♥ Pinterest! The filing cabinet is such a clever idea. I am now going to refinish an ol' one that sits in my classroom. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. This is gorgeous. Thank you for listing exactly what you used. I'm definitely going to pick up some wall decals the next time I go to Target!

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  4. The sturdiness, dependability and the functionality of the lateral file cabinet is most important.

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  5. Great job. Your filing cabinet looks fantastic. It's inspiring me to do my own.

    How important do you think it is to use a primer? I have an off-white filing cabinet that I am going to paint a lavender. Thank you.

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