A couple of weeks ago, I shared with you all the makeover I did on an old bookshelf
so I could use it in our new office space. Today, I've got another makeover: an ugly old file cabinet.
I followed the same steps as before: sand, wipe down, prime, and paint. But this time, I also listened to my own advice and did two coats of primer.
|I removed the drawers and the hardware|
|Primer, round 1|
|Primer, round 2|
|And a coat of glossy white|
|I added new hardware, and it was good to go!|
A few tips to keep in mind:
1) Use an enamel primer- it adheres well to glossy surfaces, so you don't have to work so hard sanding
2) Make things easy on yourself! This is a file cabinet, it's okay to skip painting the back- no one will know! (unless you tell them on your blog...)
Our filing cabinet is in its new home now- come back Wednesday to see how I've decked out our new office!
These always surprise me! Amazing what paint and new hardware can do! Great job!ReplyDelete
I know what you mean! I always think "well, it'll be better than before" but it is always such a transformation!Delete
It looks totally different! So much better now.ReplyDelete
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Thank you! (Though it'd be hard to look worse...hah!)Delete
It turned out great Holly. I'm completely obsessed with white furniture!ReplyDelete
Thank you! I think white furniture is perfect for anywhere- matches everything!Delete
Oh my, you are such a fantastic girl!!! It's an amazing job, well done))) Thank You for sharing such a nice post, it's really inspiring!!!ReplyDelete
Wish you a blessed day ahead!
Oh, thank you so much!Delete
great job dear- I should def try this home ❤ReplyDelete
Thanks, Mona! Send pics if you try it yourself!Delete
What a great makeover! A few coats of paint and primer can make a world of difference. It looks so nice.ReplyDelete