Fresh Filing Cabinet Makeover

Fresh Filing Cabinet Makeover
Fresh Filing Cabinet Makeover
This image courtesy of

Give your storage space a stylish transformation like this Fresh Filing Cabinet Makeover! Fun, bright, and incredibly versatile and creative, this DIY furniture makeover is one for the books. You'll love the additional space and keeping you and your family organized. By using chalk paint, you can create a multi-functional furniture piece that serves as a message board and filing cabinet. You can label each drawer for certain belongings to keep your basement, craft room, or family room nice and tidy. If you are looking for new ways to freshen up your home without going over budget, be sure to give this tutorial a try. 

Estimated Cost$11-$20

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Primary TechniquePainting

Free projects, giveaways, exclusive partner offers, and more straight to your inbox!

Your Recently Viewed Ideas

I have not made this yet so I cannot rate it.

Include a Photo Include a Photo

Click the button above or drag and drop images onto the button. You can upload two images.

Cancel Reply to Comment

Thanks for your comment. Don't forget to share!

This is such a great idea. I have an UGLY file cabinet that I keep because I need it, but I've always hated how it looked. What a great way to bring those ugly necessities to life!

Definitely the nicest filing cabinet I have ever seen! Ours has a plain metal finish which we have always loathed and this makeover is going to turn it from a very ugly duckling into an absolutely gorgeous swan. Really loving the blackboard paint idea. It is fun and really practical at the same time.

This is a great idea for refinishing a filing cabinet. I have refinished them in the past with spray paint like the glorious pink metal one I had from the early 90's. That one was painted a non-descript brown to fit in with an office I worked in. I left it when I resigned, which should tell you how much I loved it (not). This project is much cuter and conjures up ideas in my head for other ugly metal painting goals. I may use chalk paint instead of chalkboard paint...hmmm. Great tutorial and easy to follow directions.

This is a fun makeover project to knock out before tax day. Get that filing cabinet housing all of your tax documents in ship-shape before the tax guy comes over. Fantastic.

My filing cabinet needs a good sanding and refinishing. Your idea is so neat. I think I just might do this with my old black cabinet from the 80's. It would definitely look much better in my office than the pitted, dull black it is right now. Thanks for sharing!

I have one of those old lame green cabinets from 30-40 years ago. It's a two drawer unit. If I can find another one for a cheap price, I can use them in my den/craft room. They can go on either side of the sofa as end tables and also store my patterns and leaflets. What a great idea. The chalk board can be used to make notes on the projects I am working on or plan too.

Fantastic idea for an old boring filing cabinet. Another great source is estate sales. Many houses have filing cabinets that are offered for even less than the above stated price at Habitat. Go back the last few hours of the sale and I'll bet you can really broker a great deal. Then go home and paint to your hearts content.


Report Inappropriate Comment

Are you sure you would like to report this comment? It will be flagged for our moderators to take action.

Thank you for taking the time to improve the content on our site.

Project of the Day

DIY Rolling Pantry Storage

Do you have a small kitchen? If you do, you know how important space saving ideas are and, you are sure to love this DIY Rolling… Continue reading: "DIY Rolling Pantry Storage"

Something worth saving?

Register now for FREE to:

  • SAVE all your favorite ideas
  • ADD personal notes
  • QUICKLY reference your ideas


Connect With Us

Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email RSS

About Us Advertise Contact Us FAQ Do Not Sell My Personal Information Keyword Index Privacy Policy Submit Your Project Subscribe Terms of Service Unsubscribe

---- 1 ----