Jenny Ogg
Jenny Ogg
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Upcycled Filing Cabinet


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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  • Carla.beier
    on Jan 31, 2018

    First of all, it looks beautiful! I absolutely love the “rubber mat” that doesn’t look like a rubber mat. It has a rod iron, very expensive look. Could you please tell me what kind of paint you used, was it latex or something else? Thanks so much
  • Rj125816070
    on Jun 25, 2018

    I absolutely LOVE this idea! Thanks so much for sharing! My question is, do you have any creative suggestions for the

    frame of the cabinet that is left?

  • Linda Pepiton Grindstaff
    on Feb 12, 2019

    Love it! What did you do with the drawers?

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  • Red
    on Jun 26, 2018

    Love this. The door mat was brilliant. I could see this as a patio trim for separation of spaces. Great idea.

  • Kar5140389
    on Sep 14, 2018

    Beautiful and clever. Thanks for the idea.

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