Thursday, March 5, 2009

DIY Project: Upcycled Painted Filing Cabinet

Repainting a filing cabinet is a quick and affordable way to bring a fun color into your home office. I found this DIY project online and thought you all might enjoy it.

Metal file cabinet(s)
Drop cloth

NOTE: Always work outside when painting for proper ventilation!!

1. Remove all hardware first. Pull out all of the drawers so you can spray each one individually and allow them to dry separately.

2. Clean your cabinet of any marks, rust or debris, then sand lightly to give the surface some tooth for the paint to grab onto.

3. Use a spray paint primer (available from any hardware shop or home store). Apply primer from about 12" away, erring on the side of caution by applying even, light coats. Allow to dry overnight.

4. Spray paint in the same manner the primer was applied (work slow and steady to avoid streaks or uneven sections). Allow to dry at least overnight before use.



Char said...

love the color

Pattie Cordova said...

cute! I would like mine hot pink.

Liz said...

You're right. I love it. Oh for the space for an island like this! :)

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