Upcycled Filing Cabinet

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Got hold of an old 2 drawer filing cabinet (for this to work the cabinet has to have a base).
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I took out the drawers, attached an inexpensive rubber doormat to front (was the side of the filing cabinet). I used a "no more nails" type of adhesive that is suitable for outdoor use. With this cabinet I didn't need to add drainage holes as there were already some hole sin the back of it.
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The beginning stages.
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I spray painted it all in a primer/paint all in one spray. This is an off white colour but anything could be used.
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Filled with soil, planted some plants! Love it!

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    • Hannah V
      Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
      on Aug 20, 2015

      Love the idea of adding the rubber doormat and then painting. Gave it such a pretty effect!

      • Janet Pizaro
        Janet Pizaro Smithtown, NY
        on Aug 20, 2015

        very nice inspiration. How did you think of the door mat?

          • Jenny Ogg
            Jenny Ogg United Kingdom
            on Aug 20, 2015

            @Janet Pizaro Hi Janet I'd seen something online and someone made the doormats into wall decor...i just dreamt up putting it on the side of the cabinet to make it more pretty than just a big metal box.