Saturday 18 June 2011

Filing Cabinet Makeover

Hi, above is a filing cabinet which was originally an all grey metal filing cabinet that was very old and battered.  I bought this second hand for £5 which was a great bargain.

I wanted this to go in our home office, which is all pine coloured.  So I bought a role of sticky back plastic which had a wooden theme on it. This was only about £2 so a great bargain too!  I placed this plastic over the cabinet drawers and all around the sides, I didn't bother doing the back as this is not seen.

I was really pleased with the final look - it now looks new and blends in lovely with the office. It's a shame I didn't take a photo of the cabinet before I updated it, but I am sure you can imagine a plain metal cabinet.


  1. Very creative! Thanks for the tip :o)


  2. Quite the transformation. Good idea. Thanks for following my blog. :) Following you back.

  3. Great idea! Thanks for the mini-tutorial. Since I make lots of "creatures", I'm always looking for easy doll clothing ideas.

  4. I've been looking for sticky back plastic you know but I can't find it here. Where did you get yours from and did they have much selection?

    - Ellie @ Mammy Made


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