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Fresh Filing Cabinet Makeover


Updated April 04, 2017
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Fresh Filing Cabinet Makeover
Fresh Filing Cabinet Makeover
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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

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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.


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