Giving New Life to an Old File Cabinet with a coat of paint! Home Office Decorating.

I was in need of a new file cabinet, but instead I found an old one….

Old file cabinet found at Re-Store for $40

Old file cabinet found at Re-Store for $40

Using an electric sander, I lightly sanded the surface of the entire unit.

Using an electric sander, I lightly sanded the surface of the entire unit.

After wiping down the excess dust I sprayed the cabinet with even overlapping strokes.

After wiping down the excess dust, I sprayed the cabinet with even overlapping strokes in an Avocado colour spray paint.

This is how it looked after the first coat.  It looked pretty good after the second coat, but I did a 3rd just in case!

This is how it looked after the first coat. I probably could have stopped at 2 coats, but I did a 3rd just in case!

Here is my end result!

Here is my end result!  Out of sheer impatience I painted over the hardware as well, however I actually like the monochromatic effect.

Functional and fun against my pale lavender walls!

Functional and super fun against my pale lavender walls!

File cabinet and magnet board all in one!

File cabinet and magnet board all in one!!  Gotta love a good Saturday afternoon project!

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