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« on: April 12, 2013 03:21:21 PM »

Hi all!

I bought this filing cabinet for $3 at a garage sale last week:

I loved the orange, but it was all chipped and faded and there was some rust on it. So I sanded the crap out of it, primed it, and painted it with the first two colors I fell in love with at the spray paint cage at Home Depot.

The whole project took less than three hours and cost less than $10 (including the purchase of the filing cabinet)!

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« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2013 03:31:56 PM »

Nice job!  Great colors. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2013 03:40:32 PM »

Thanks! The colors are called Sage and Paprika...both things I like to cook with too! Smiley

At first I was worried that the Sage was going to be too close to the khaki green that some boring file cabinets are, but I think it turned out really nice.

« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2013 04:40:04 PM »

$3? That was a good find, and it's even better now. It looks like you just bought it from a shop.
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« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2013 09:14:47 AM »

What a piece of junk that was!  I would have passed it by for sure, but you made a real gem out of it.

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« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2013 12:43:42 PM »

Gosh! Looks brand new. Great job!! Love the colors.
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2013 08:44:03 PM »

Looks amazing. Hard to believe it's the same cabinet!
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