Now that you saw the overview of my craft room, it's time to dig in to the details about how it all went down. Being that it is the first thing you see when you step in the room let's start with the file cabinet makeover shall we?
She was well loved and frankly a bit gloomy when we started out, but a few coats of paint and some creative use of wrapping supplies and she's a downright diva.
You won't believe how easy it is to take your file cabinet from blah to aah!
SUPER EASY FILE
- Metal file cabinet
- White Spray Paint
- Wrapping Paper
- Poster Tape
- Xacto Knife
1. Wipe down the cabinet and make sure it is free from dust.
2. Spray paint the cabinet using lots of thin coats spraying off the edge as you go back and forth. I used a paint and primer in one so it would get a great finish fast. Let the paint dry.
3. Pull the drawers out and lay them with the drawer front up.
4. Cut a piece of wrapping paper a few inches larger than the face of your cabinet drawer.
5. Tape around the edges of your handle. Tape around the edge of the front of the drawer and on all the lips around the edge to wrap the paper around.
6. Carefully, from the middle to the edges, lay your paper on flat on the face of the drawer and wrap it around each edge folding down corners to make them flat like you would a present.
7. Trim the excess paper from the edges.
8. With your fingers lightly feel for the edges of the handle. Score the edges with a fingernail so you know where to cut then follow with an Xacto.
9. Put the drawers back in place.
10. Move the cabinet in and let your files ride in style!
I love that with this method using the poster tape the paper is totally removable. If I decide in 6 months that I am over this pattern I am not committed. I can rip it off and replace with whatever new style I love. I can totally change the look with 10 minutes and a $3 roll of wrapping paper! Oh the joy of options!
What do you think?
Would you paper your file cabinet?
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