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!
– 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