(Click to Enlarge)I scored this awesome industrial size Hon filing cabinet at Goodwill for $14.99. I was thrilled and just knew I'd pack it full of my best office organizational efforts. After a few months, I didn't even want to see it! I adored how organized it kept me but hated the color. Such a big, ugly eye sore...it needed a mega rehaul, stat! I of course opted for my favorite color blue and got down to business. CC Hubby was a huge help on this project and I absolutely adore the finished goods. I never thought painting a filing cabinet could make such a big statement in a room. Here's a step-by-step tutorial below:
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Here I am taking off the hardware. I removed the handles and the card holder but left the little thumb lever that opens the cabinet. It was too hard to get off and I thought it looked just fine with that little lever painted blue. But I wanted the handle and card holder to stay silver.
Here's the pretty after of my nice new blue filing cabinet. It's always amazes me how painting a filing cabinet or a big piece can really draw your eye in and balance the room out. It's a great statement piece and I'm just adoring the bright and intoxicating color. This is something super easy to do to any metal piece you own too!
Cost Breakdown of This DIY Project:
Hon Filing Cabinet from Goodwill - $14.99
Power sander or sanding paper - already owned
Spray Primer - $7.90 (2 cans at $3.95)
Spray Paint - $12.87 (3 cans at $4.29)
Grand Total of this DIY Painted Filing Cabinet = $35.76Take a second and breeze through more of our DIY projects that we've tackled recently. We can promise you one thing, they are all relatively easy: add a chalkboard to your kitchen cabinet, easy wall art for your dog, stylishly display your children's artwork, re-purpose/re-paint a glass and wooden table lamp, how to repaint and reupholster stools, make your own butcher block island, easily frame fabric for chic wall art, frame your love letters, create an art wall background, paint your terra cotta pots or planters, framed black and white pictures for your kitchen and lastly...redesign your master bath with white paint and nickel hardware.
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