File Cabinet Makeover

I will paint anything that  will be still long enough.  Once we started having children Handsome made sure to keep them moving–scared they may be painted.  I have painted refrigerators, tubs, tile, counters, furniture—you name it!

Spray paint has come a long way.  You can now find fabulous paint that is opaque, covers well with one coat, just for metal, just for plastic…..the choices are endless. Oh, and the colors!

When re-doing our home office I did a quick metal file cabinet makeover with spray paint and a few swipes with a brush.  Metal is so easy to paint.  This is a great project for new or old file cabinets—the possibilities are endless.  I went for a faux plaid—very faux–for our cabinets.  Our cabinets are actually two cabinets stacked on top of each other—because initially we had been using them in two different places.  We brought them together and stacked them–saved lots of space!   Looks great tucked into its little corner by the curtained closet–don’t ya think?

Here’s how to do it:

tape up the handles of your cabinet–unless you want them the same color as your cabinet

spray cabinets the desired color–mine were sprayed white.  Any spray paint will work–but try to grab the paint designed for metal, it will give you a really smooth finish

with the desired colors and a brush—paint on your design, whether it be stripes, polka dots, etc.  For our file cabinet I used two colors–painting stripes vertically with one color, and horizontally with the other.

Voila! A fresh, new file cabinet to spruce up your home office!

How easy is that!

You can check out the room that this project came from here!

Have fun spraying~

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15 thoughts on “File Cabinet Makeover

  1. I do not believe I have seen a plaid file cabinet.
    Cabinets are another thing that tend to “collect” here. They are so useful and although you can not see it on the surface, I love organization. Of course none of my cabinets match. (color, size, shape) You may have given me a new way to make them fit together.

    • So happy to see this at Today’s Creative Blog! There are 15 or more unused filing cabinets at my husband’s business and I have been wanting to paint some. Also some metal shelving. This is such great inspiration and a wonderful job as well!

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