I have taken a lot of classes over the years and have often had to refer back to old notes – this equals a lot of paperwork that I hold on to and attempt to keep organized. So when cleaning our office the other day I realized that something had to be done to keep all of this paper work in check; this meant I went on a hunt for a filing cabinet!
You would think that these would be relatively easy to come by, but turns out I couldn’t find one anywhere (craigslist, freecycle, etc.). Eventually I was able to get my hands on a decent looking filing cabinet, and even succeeded at bargaining the price down to a whoppin’ $20!
The cabinet was in a decent condition, but it was not cute enough to find a permanent home in our office…so it was going to get a make-over! I had most of the essentials for a Filling Cabinet Make-Over already at home
- Paint brush
- Painter tape
- Off-white paint
- Chalk Paint (I love this stuff! I’ll write a post later about my famous wine glasses!! And maybe even about my chalk board wall)
I ran to ACE Hardware to get some spray paint primer and then got to work!
- Make sure you clean the cabinet well before applying the first coat of spray paint (some water & soap will to the trick to get any grease off or some Lysol wipes also work great.)
- Cover with primer
- Let dry
- Paint on your top coat of paint, roughly avoiding the area you plan to cover in chalk paint
- Let this coat dry
- Apply another coat of paint if needed (I had to apply 2 coats, some areas even 3)
- Let dry
- Tape off the area you want chalk paint (I added chalk paint to the bottom 1/2 of each drawer and to the top ‘label’ as well) I recommend that you paint the drawers by pulling them open one at a time.
- Paint on the chalk board!
- Let dry overnight