Thursday, August 30, 2012

DIY Painted Filing Cabinet (For the Kitchen!)

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So you know all those things that people say about living in New York? (Lack of space, expensive rent, smelly sidewalks, crazy people aggressively air-drumming on the street without any headphones?) All true. Especially the lack of space thing. :) About a month ago when I was still in Indiana, I started working on this little filing cabinet for our little kitchen in preparation of the tight quarters and I'm so happy with the result.

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My roommate, Adele, making breakfast in our kitchen before work. :) PS-- We need some wall art. That's this weekend's project.

I actually got this filing cabinet from my old work-- we had just moved to a new building and there was a ton of leftover furniture from the bank that was there before. After some scavenging in the enormous room full of furniture called "The Graveyard," I found this beauty. (PS-- Thank you Randy and Angie!) ♥

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Hubba hubba beautiful piece of furniture-- I know. ;) The only things you need to paint a filing cabinet are some sandpaper and spray paint. (Maybe a bit of newspaper as well... Protecting the floor-- always good.) I sanded the filing cabinet a little bit to scuff it up, and then went to town with the spray paint. I really like the Krylon brand of spray paint, I think that it drips less and is really tough. I used the "Blue Ocean Breeze" color.

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Only one scuff from moving across the country!

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We use our filing cabinet to store a lot of our pots and pans-- it's really good for hiding clutter. We've used the top part of the filing cabinet to store everything from rollerblades to beer. Hehe.

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Remember this little deer photo holder? Right now he's manning the stove. :)

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The apartment is really coming along. It feels pretty cozy and homey right now-- even if it is a bit small. Now to work on the walls. :)

5 comments:

Ginger said...

Your apartment is looking so cute!

StacieGrissom said...

Thank you so much, Ginger! :D

prblms4loki said...

I moved in back in July and my place still doesn't look nearly as put-together as yours! I definitely still have boxes hanging around and I'm still searching for the perfect filing cabinet, though I will be using mine for files. Your kitchen looks super cute!

Laura Dawson said...

Nice work! I painted an old bar fridge that was stained and had rust all down the front last weekend. Fire engine red is definitely a pick me up! Your colour is wonderful too! x

Biancarosa said...

brilliant DIY :) Your kitchen looks brilliant as well!


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