File Cabinet Flip
We needed some extra storage in our office area for files and paperwork. It's a more formal space so the traditional metal file cabinet would be a real eye sore. And... with no closet to tuck it away, I needed to find a way to hide the file cabinet in plain site. This makeover was simple and changed the look of this $20 Craigslist find completely! (My last file cabinet makeover was in Better Homes and Gardens... you can take a peek at that one here!)
Believe it or not, this file cabinet was $20 and DEFinitely not worthy of prime time floor space in our home office until I gave it a makeover!
I was looking for a file cabinet with removable hardware and one that wasn't super deep.
The hardware got a coat of gold spray paint.
To make it feel more like a piece of furniture, I added legs also!
A credit card was my most useful tool with this project as I used wood grain contact paper to cover the ugly metal. I painted the drawer fronts with chalk paint.
Looks MUCH more fitting for a room like this than the dented metal one I came home with!
To see some of the other furniture makeovers I've done thanks to Craigslist, visit my page full of Furniture Fixer uppers.
It still looks like a file cabinet, but... like I said, with some contact paper and chalk paint, it fits into this formal office area a *little* better! Click my blog link below for source list to materials I used for this makeover!
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Published March 8th, 2016 10:00 AM
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Willow runningwater on Mar 25, 2021
I've done this but the contact paper wants to come off in places. I did wash the cabinet and wiped it down with alcohol first.
What are your plans for redoing the chest of drawers? It too is a beauty.