Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Totally Glam Filing Cabinet

Hi everyone! I know that it has been a while, but I hope that I still have some lovely faithful followers! I wish I had more time for my blogging and crafting, but life just seems to keep getting in the way! Anyways, I wanted to share with you my fabulous filing cabinet upgrade! I was in dire need of some sort of filing system that actually worked in my home. Anytime an appliance went haywire or broke..I was left scouring the drawers for user manuals and warranties. I decided that I had enough and needed to invest in a little something. Here is how I solved by problem, and it only cost me $40 bucks!

I scoured Craigslist for a filing cabinet. After a few failed attempts, I finally landed this 4 drawer metal filing cabinet for only $15 bucks! Sold, the hubs and I went and picked it up!

I ran to Michael's and made sure I had all of my supplies..
  • 2 cans of candy apple red spray paint
  • modge podge
  • black and white damask wrapping paper

That is literally all it took to get the job done, here are some before pictures:

I popped off all the hardware and threw on my domestic goddess blinged out gloves for some spray painting! I had to share with you!

I spray painted the top and sides and the front red. Once the paint was dry, I measured the front of the drawers, and cut my wrapping paper into the appropriate size, making it about 1/4" inch bigger so that there would be room to wrap around the drawer.

I put modge podge on the front of the drawer and placed my cut wrapping paper on top, and then modge podged over top of that. I did that for all four sides. I also wrapped the extra around the corners of the drawers.

Once all the modge podge had dried I carefully put my hardware, just the pulls, back onto the drawers. And in a matter of a few hours, and only $40 out of my pocket, I have a glammed out beautiful filing cabinet. I can't wait to have it all organized! Yes, organization makes me happy! Here's the outcome!

I hope you guys love it as much as I do! Thanks for reading! :)


  1. Nice gloves!!! :) The cabinet looks great!!

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  3. THat is awesome! I am so doing this! great idea! I hate the way file cabinets look, and that looks amazing!

  4. This is so, so cute! Great job! xo.


  5. Hi! I love what you have done with your filling cabinet. I noticed you did not primer the cabinet before painting it; did the paint hold up nicely (no peeling, etc.)?


  6. I'm appreciate your writing skill. Please keep on working hard. Thanks for sharing.