Not Your Boring File Cabinet Anymore!!

My client founded this piece at a garage sale for $10!!! It was a steal!!
She brought it to me to make it the focal point for her office..
And this is how it was done!
First I cleaned and saded a litle the rusted areas.. (Cool look by the way)
After cleaned and sanded I applied two cans of the Rustoleoum anti-rust spray in brown color..
I let it dry for 12 hours to start painting on it..
With the help of I could used about 5 different colors to achieve this finish..
Dark gray
Light gray
Dark brown
Then after I blended all the colors I went for my Unicor Spit and got
With this natural stain I was able to add drama making it look like rusted and old.
Then.. The personalization!
1213 needed to be added to make it special!
All areas covered now!
After was dry, I sealed with Minwax Polycrilyc.. (2) coats..
Give it at least a good (3) days to dry!!
Depending on weather temperature more or less!

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3 of 5 questions
  • Donna
    on Sep 23, 2018

    What is its funtion when your done with it ? sorry a little confused . kinda like reading an good book an the theres no ending ..

    • Joan Stanley
      on Apr 16, 2020

      If you leave the #2 drawer empty, I can be pulled out as a desktop. Good height. Then just close up when finished. Neat desk.

  • Donna
    on Sep 23, 2018

    also what are the numbers for ? not trying to be rude but it seems u only shhared half the project . sorry really interested just trying to figure out numbers an is it a file cabinet now or something else

  • Debbie.
    on Sep 22, 2019

    Love the way you took a regular blah filing cabinet n vinetaged it!! Farmhouse look. I suspect numbers personalized it. Maybe an address on top. Functional for files n fits decor!!! Great thoughts. You mentioned countertop ???

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  • Toi Payne
    on May 28, 2020

    I would have turned it into a smoker. Just my opinion

  • Flipturn
    on Jun 14, 2020

    The fun part about decorating a home office is that you can do anything you want. However, I would not recommend this style for an office where clients enter. If they do not understand the decor, they may be scared away.

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