a ruffled life
I love creating something interesting and intriguing out of the ordinary. Especially when that something fell into my lap for free and is a functional item. Interesting…free…and function? Oh yes, I went there. I’m talking about a file cabinet transformation…a file cabinet makeover of Anne Hathaway proportions. When I asked my husband for a file cabinet, I ended up with a leftover ugly metal cabinet without a top. I quickly added a wood top for functionality but it was and eye sore in my office and it was time for a little creativity. With only sand paper and paint, I was able to transform a drab sad file cabinet into my favorite piece of furniture…and you can to! By the way, for my next project, I was thinking of making something for my husband. He has this safe that he claims to be the best fireproof safe in the world which just looks plain sad and ugly. I am planning to do the same thing I did for my file cabinet to his beloved safe.
So, anyway here you go!
– A file cabinet…the uglier the better!
– Fine-grain sandpaper (200 grade or finer)
– Paint. For this project, I used both wall paint and spray paint.
– Painter’s tape
Alix styling with her glitter & spunk
“Sometimes you wake up. Sometimes the fall kills you. And sometimes, when you fall, you fly.”
― Neil Gaiman, The Sandman, Vol. 6: Fables and Reflections