Not Your Boring File Cabinet Anymore!!

M&B Furniture Decor Llc
by M&B Furniture Decor Llc
6 Materials
My client founded this piece at a garage sale for $10!!! It was a steal!!
She brought it to me to make it the focal point for her office..
And this is how it was done!
First I cleaned and saded a litle the rusted areas.. (Cool look by the way)
After cleaned and sanded I applied two cans of the Rustoleoum anti-rust spray in brown color..

I let it dry for 12 hours to start painting on it..
With the help of I could used about 5 different colors to achieve this finish..

Dark gray

Light gray

Dark brown


Then after I blended all the colors I went for my Unicor Spit and got




With this natural stain I was able to add drama making it look like rusted and old.
Then.. The personalization!

1213 needed to be added to make it special!
All areas covered now!
After was dry, I sealed with Minwax Polycrilyc.. (2) coats..

Give it at least a good (3) days to dry!!

Depending on weather temperature more or less!

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  • Donna Donna on Sep 23, 2018

    What is its funtion when your done with it ? sorry a little confused . kinda like reading an good book an the theres no ending ..

  • Donna Donna on Sep 23, 2018

    also what are the numbers for ? not trying to be rude but it seems u only shhared half the project . sorry really interested just trying to figure out numbers an is it a file cabinet now or something else

  • Debbie. Debbie. on Sep 22, 2019

    Love the way you took a regular blah filing cabinet n vinetaged it!! Farmhouse look. I suspect numbers personalized it. Maybe an address on top. Functional for files n fits decor!!! Great thoughts. You mentioned countertop ???

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  • K Annie Park K Annie Park on Apr 02, 2021

    yes, don't listen to the negativity. a lot of that is jealousy. beautiful job well done.

  • Janet Taylor Janet Taylor on Jan 30, 2022

    Great project! It inspires me to try something similar! I would never have thought to use Unicorn Spit on a filing cabinet. Thank you so much for the idea!