How do you transform old filing cabinets when no longer needed?
Hi Gloria, I am assuming you want to repurpose the filing cabinet then? Here is a great project!!
I turned one into a desk and you can see it here - https://chascrazycreations.com/up-cycling-a-filing-cabinet-to-a-desk/
I turned two 2-drawers into a desk by adding a piece of countertop across them.
You can flip them on their side, remove drawers, and use for storage of sports equipment.
I also have a 4-drawer in the garage where my husband keeps extra chargers, batteries, and other items. it was a perfect fit for a slender space where regular shelving would not fit.
Gloria: maybe this will help
You can turn them into a bookshelf. How large are they?
Paint them change the handles stencil them
Here's a bunch of ideas from Pinterest:
There are tons of file cabinet transformation ideas here on Hometalk! Search using the bar at the top left and you'll get loads of inspiration!
Here are some good ideas:
Take the Drawers out, Flip them on to their back and use as Garden Planters. Have fun!
A practical garden tool storage container, and a cozy reading hide-out.
Hi! Do you have patterns or magazines you need to access? A freshly painted one is perfect for a craft room. I have one I plan on repurposing, and the first thing I plan on doing is repainting it a bright new color with Rustoleum spray paint. I plan on taping off a label with chalkboard paint on the front. I plan on filling it with patterns and craft books. I've also seen fabric hung in them, just for another idea. My desk is a bright blue and the drawer sides are fuchsia. I may go with a color from that! Good luck and stay safe!
Well I have sure seen a few converted into the poor man's BBQ.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bPF1hAE1zI ohhhh smoker.
Spray paint goes a long ways!
Hi Gloria: You can always donate them:) Thrift shops can either use them or sell them. If I have things I no longer need, I donate them. Someone can always use what you don't want. One man's trash is another mans treasure, as the saying goes:)
You could update the color: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zb73oHbpBe4
There are some ideas here:
I would make a side table and paint it a cool color like turquoise
Make a bench with cubbies from a 3 drawer file cabinet. Remove the drawers. Paint the cabinet and turn it on it's side, openings to the front. Make/buy a cushion for the top and put baskets in each of the cubbies. Drawers can be used for other projects.
Hi Gloria, here is a link with some ideas for you, hope it helps