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File Cabinet Makeover

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Transform an old file cabinet into chic craft supply storage with built-in calendar thanks to chalkboard paint!
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The entire file cabinet was covered in a few coats of black chalkboard paint, making it a blank canvas for writing down to do's, labeling the drawers, etc.
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Thick white borders and light pink hardware add a modern, feminine touch to the cabinet.
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The deep drawers of a file cabinet are perfect for storing bulky craft items like yarn!
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Here's the original file cabinet. I lightly sanded and cleaned with a damp cloth before applying a primer.
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I used painter's tape to create the white borders. For a full step-by-step tutorial head to my blog Design Improvised!

To see more: http://www.designimprovised.com/2013/08/file-cabinet-makeover.html

Got a question about this project?

  • Alainna Bunch
    Alainna Bunch Jim Thorpe, PA

    You did a great job and have a real knack for design and I think you should keep it up! I say go for it!

  • Marion Nesbitt

    Nice job. These file cabinets are so darn ugly.

  • Caroline Labouchere
    Caroline Labouchere United Arab Emirates

    Mine is metal, will it still work?

  • Pauline Dixon
    Pauline Dixon Summerville, SC

    What kind of white paint did you put over the white primer? Or is the white just the metal primer?

  • Aiegottabyit

    Sweet,love that!

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