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Transform a Boring Black Box File Cabinet Into a One-of-a-Kind Beauty

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We are working on creating a "command central closet" and I didn't want a big boring black box staring back at me from my pretty new space... enter a little primer, some Bliss Chalk Paint, and a Martha stencil. Done! Now, flowery might not be everyone's speed (as may not turquoise) but you could do any colour and design that suits your fancy!
  • transform a boring black box file cabinet into a one of a kind beauty, chalk paint, cleaning tips, craft rooms, kitchen cabinets, painting, storage ideas
Here is how this gal started out. After hunting for months for a used file cabinet that wasn't destroyed beyond practical function I ended up buying a new one (GASP!!)
I primed it with this fabulous stuff.
After one coat of my beautiful BLISS Country Chic Chalk Paint
  • transform a boring black box file cabinet into a one of a kind beauty, chalk paint, cleaning tips, craft rooms, kitchen cabinets, painting, storage ideas
Then stencilled it with white chalk paint called Simplicity. I find the end of a foam brush works best... wipe the excess paint onto the edge of the container, hold the stencil down and dab straight down with it.

Got a question about this project?

  • Patricia
    Patricia Lancaster, PA

    On behalf of the big, ugly beige 4-drawer filing cabinet in my basement..........thank you! My head is working up ideas.

  • Jacinda Stevick
    Jacinda Stevick Maypearl, TX

    Love it. Have high hopes for mine now.

  • Shelby @ The Weathered Barn Studio

    You did a great job on this, its is ADORABLE.

  • Barb in Texas
    Barb in Texas Houston, TX

    I actually want your exact one, but I'll see if I can't come up with something similar for my own. Absolutely love this idea.

  • Linda
    Linda Mayfield, KY

    i have one of these also thanks for the idea

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