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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!
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.
Thick white borders and light pink hardware add a modern, feminine touch to the cabinet.
The deep drawers of a file cabinet are perfect for storing bulky craft items like yarn!
Here's the original file cabinet. I lightly sanded and cleaned with a damp cloth before applying a primer.
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

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  • Miriam I
    Miriam I Bay Shore, NY
    on Oct 28, 2014

    SO cute!

  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Oct 28, 2014

    Loveee this!

  • Lilly Trembath-Mckeown
    Lilly Trembath-Mckeown Angola, NY
    on Oct 28, 2014

    What a great idea!

  • Charlie Malone
    Charlie Malone Los Angeles, CA
    on Oct 28, 2014

    One of the projects I've seen on here that I actually love and this is cute. :) Great job. :)

  • Sabrina Casanova-Brown
    Sabrina Casanova-Brown Spring Creek, NV
    on Oct 28, 2014

    Very cute! I have a little two drawer cabinet in a yucky clay color, might have to attempt something like this! Thanks for the idea! :D

    • Marie
      Marie Colebrook, NH
      on Sep 9, 2017

      I hope she does too I also have one of those short ones I may try that idea too.wish I had seen this idea. during my"yard and garage saleing summer" I probably could have picked up at least 3-4more and for little to nothing$!

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