Happy Monday! This darn filing cabinet makeover is taking way longer than anticipated thanks to sundry issues such as the weather, paint running out, drying time and the difficulty of finding nice little legs for her (any ideas?).
Alas, I am impatient… So I’ve already loaded her up with files and reattached the handles. This probably means I’ll never actually get around to finishing the project properly (you know how that goes, right?).
So, for now, (with apologies for the truly atrocious before picture) here’s a quick before and after of the handles. These went from grody black plastic to gold and fantastic thanks to a blast of spray paint and some floral fabric.
I’m pretty pleased with the result. Even though those smudges suggest my spray painting technique could use some work, it barely looks like the same hardware.
I wanted a filing cabinet because… well our files were in a mess and having a proper filing system seemed like a grown up thing to do! I didn’t want to spend a load of money on a filing cabinet though in case we ended up not using it properly. I was thrilled, therefore, when an old grey metal cabinet went up on Freecycle for F-R-E-E, huzzah. This meant I could afford to spend some money on paint to get it looking nice.
In an attempt to reinvigorate me to get the whole thing finished up and looking pretty, here are some of my inspiration pins….