Thursday, May 3, 2012

File this REDO...

I have seen a filiing cabinet REDO project many of times in the past and knew that I HAD to do it myself…some day…
Well some day is here!
I started with taking off the hardward, cleaning and then appling coats of; Hammerite Rust Cap #41140 Hammered Black I purchased all my supplies at;

After cutting a paintable textured wall paper to fit each drawer, I taped the edges for I wanted part of the drawer to show around the edge and to avoid the frame work from getting caught when opening.
I adhered the wall paper with a spray adhesive called Loctite, it worked well and gave me time to place it before applying pressure.
I kept the tape on until I painted the wall paper, using some of my leftover interior wall paint. The molding...I mitered the corners, sanded each to get a perfect fit.
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Choosing the color for the frame work made me I called a friend and artist, Trish at Crane Island Comforts.
Once the decision was made I was back at the project.

Spray painting the frame work to match the cabinet and then using a Rub-n-Buff to highlight the detailing was the deciding factor.

I appled a strong adhesive to each wood piece, added a bit of Titebond to the corners. Then placing them.
Lastly...the hardware went back on and I had my File REDO finished.

One of the goals in the project was to get into the Studio and to go through what was in the files. I did not get rid of much...naturally...but I have a visual of what I have within them.

Click on the pictures to get a better look!

I am totally happy with the look.
May this be inspiration for you to do the same!

Submission for:
Sassy Cheryls SHOW ME #74
Funky Junk Interiors SNS #132 Link Party
Common Ground- Vintage Inspiration #186
No Minimalis Here Open House Party


Trisha White said...

I am so amazed with your finished project. How attractive! Hate old metal filing cabinets and you have completely transformed these into something amazing! Would love to see them in real time!


Sassy Cheryl said...

WOW. . . .what a fabulous 'redo' project. This is wonderful. Love it.
Thanks for playing in the Sassy Cheryl's SMThursday this week.

Shirley said...

Tootsie, this is amazing. You are such a wonderful detail person. No way would my attempt turn out like this. Great JOB!!!!!

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