This is where the filing cabinets/desk will be-we need to re attach the door, and refinish that valence too.
Evan's parents had two extra old metal filing cabinets laying around that we took off their hands. I started by sanding them down, then priming them with Rustoleum primer for spray paint. Next we decided to spray paint them a nice bright YELLOW to brighten up the space. When I saw this DIY blog post I had to do it to spruce up the old filing cabinets, to give them some class!
Instead of using wallpaper I used some old fabric I had on hand instead. I think it looks super fun now considering it was an old dingy filing cabinet. Here are the pics of the entire process.
Spray painting in process took about 4 cans to cover thoroughly
Next up was recovering the drawer fronts. I cut my fabric to size about an inch overlap on each edge, oh and remove the existing drawer hardware before you start obviously.
I used laundry pins to hold it in place to align the pattern perfectly on top, next I used the ol' mod podge to glue it down to the drawer.
Once I got the main surface glued down I did the edges and used the laundry pins to secure it while it dried.
Once it was secure on all edges and dried I applied a thick coat of mod podge to the top of the fabric. You want to do this to protect the fabric from stains,etc. It creates a plastic like protective covering on top.
The only thing I didn't like about how this turned out was the top drawer I didn't align the pattern straight across so it looks a lil off on the top left, but other than that I think its lined up okay.
And can you believe this old thing used to be Evan's fan? We saw it in the spare closet at his parents house and I had to grab it once I saw it. It will look perfect on the desk we will create using the newly refinished filing cabinets. Stay tuned to see that!