File cabinet with flair

Julie S
by Julie S
I knew exactly what I WANTED to do with this file cabinet, but was waiting for the perfect covering. So one day while waiting in line to pay for some clothing purchases, IT was there! I knew I wanted to use newspaper, but this was even better. WRAPPING PAPER!!! I couldn't wait to go home and start my project. Luckily there were 5 rolls left and I bought them all. I love the way this turned out. And have more cool things to redo with this old fashion paper.
Sorry I didn't do a before picture, but we're talking plain here. I took the drawers out, took off the hardware.Then I painted the edges in a rust red chalk paint. To adhere the paper to the cabinet was the challenge. I wanted to make sure there were no bubbles. I found the best way to do this is patients. Do not over do the smoothing. If you get it in pretty smooth, usually the bubbles will smooth out while drying. I'm so happy with how this turned out. Already have a plan for the next project with this "newspaper" paper. This time though, I'll be sure to take a before photo.
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  • Kathy Norberg Kathy Norberg on Jun 30, 2016
    What did you use to adhere the paper?
  • Wandaadams14 Wandaadams14 on Jul 10, 2016
    Where can I get paper similar to the paper on the cabinet? The cabinet looks amazing!
  • TNbrdnrd TNbrdnrd on Jul 21, 2017

    After you adhered the paper with the Modge Podge, did you use any kind of overcoating for protection? i.e., poly or varnish. Thanks.

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