Old Metal File Cabinet Makeover

3 Materials
$30
2 Days
Easy
Old Metal File Cabinet turned into Trash Bin Holder
This is a before picture of the old file cabinet.
First I cleaned it, then I painted it with my homemade Chalk Paint. 2 coats was enough for me. After, I sealed with Polycrylic.
For the bottom, I added casters into a 3" wood strip, than a used liquid nail + some screws to attach into file cabinet. 
For the top, I was going to use wood, but at Home depot there was some FREE MDF , oh yeah! I painted the MDF also with my homemade chalk paint, then I sealed it with 2 coasts of Polycrylic.
I also purchased 2 new trash bins at Target ( its a perfect fit for the drawer) Named: Curver, Mistral Pivot Lid - 7 gallons.
Voila!

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  • Melody Melody on Jul 19, 2018

    Good idea, but don't you have to reach all the way to the bottom to pull the trash bin out ? This is not practical, but it might work for some and look nice in an office .

  • Jeannine Jeannine on Aug 02, 2018

    What is MDF?

  • Susan Morris Susan Morris on Aug 15, 2018

    You mentioned Home Made Chalk Paint.... could you share the recipe?

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  • Mimi Mimi on Aug 21, 2018

    Love your idea and your presentation! I am thinking for me this would solve my recycle bin problem...neat, compact, and convenient. I could label the lids of the bins, "Plastic" and "Paper." Thank you so very much!

  • Clergylady Clergylady on Feb 09, 2019

    Nice recycle idea!

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