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« on: February 05, 2009 09:12:01 PM »

My resolution this year is to try and get organized.  I suffer from a major case of packrat-itis so there's stuff everywhere you look.  You'll see in the "before" picture that I've kind of started with a box system but there are piles and piles of bills and statements and old receipts that need a good home so that's where the filing cabinet comes in.

I'd been searching on craigslist for one for a while but hadn't seen exactly what I wanted.  I'm a firm believer in dumpster diving (which, btw, contributes enormously to my disease!!) and as I was coming home from work the other day I saw 2 perfectly good cabinets so I dove away!!!

I only took one and that was enough...do you guys know how hard it is to fish one of those heavy things out of a dumpster?Huh

Anyway, I gave it a good cleaning and a few Ikea napkins later...here's the result!!


This is how it looked before


And after...


The top of the cabinet

And here's a link if you want to see a few more pictures:
http://fourdotsdesigns.blogspot.com/2009/02/file-cabinet-revamp.html
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« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2009 11:01:51 PM »

Beautiful!  I love the finished product.  And kudos on getting it out, these things are HEAVY.
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Chellum
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2009 10:58:08 AM »

I love it, it's so pretty. Best of luck with the competition!
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« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2009 04:47:46 PM »

Thank you, I'm happy with the way it looks so far but I think I want to do the sides, too.
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« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2009 05:27:29 PM »

It looks great.  I have a file cabinet like that with the same history.  Tongue  I'm planning on painting it this weeked. 
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« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2009 09:32:52 PM »

Thanks nezumi and have fun painting this weekend!
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« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2009 09:25:53 AM »

I love it! a lot! wisted Grin.

I love the contrast between the gray and pink part and the bright green handles.

yay for pretty organization Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2009 11:39:23 AM »

its pretty!
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« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2009 04:04:34 PM »

This is beautiful I'm redoing 2 for my classroom - you have inspired me!
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« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2009 09:29:32 AM »

clever!!
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