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« on: October 05, 2014 11:38:08 AM »

This is one I did a while ago (April 2013 I think) and I meant to post it here but forgot.

Here's the finished product:



I bought an old crappy file cabinet for $3 at a garage sale (I think if I had negotiated hard enough they would have paid me just to take it away). It was in good shape structurally speaking. The drawers were well set in, no pieces were missing, it didn't squeak or whine when the drawers opened. But it was uuuuuugly.

It was painted bright orange. Usually I like bright orange but in this case, the paint was chipped and scratched all over. Plus the drawers were being held in place with duct tape, which left a nasty film when I peeled it off. AND the top had been covered with this really nasty brown "wood" vinyl sticker panel, which was a huge pain in the butt to scrape off.

Here it is "in progress":



Ultimately, including the cost of the paint, the whole reconstruction was less than $10. I love it!!
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Taramor
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2014 12:46:24 PM »

It looks good! Very classy  Cheesy.
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lady4feet
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2014 01:52:53 PM »

Love this project! It's been a dream of mine to find a filing cabinet while thrift shopping to fancy up. Great redo. It looks like the drawers are resting naturally, wonder why the previous owners were using duct tape.
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« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2014 06:20:24 PM »

I think it was being stored or something and they didn't want the drawers falling out? I'm not sure. They cut one of the drawers free when I was looking at it so I could check out the inside but before I could stop them they taped it back up again! Oh well, whaddaya want for $3...

And thank you!! I like it a lot.
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« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2014 11:39:15 AM »

Oops...crap, I just realized that I actually did post this before. Way back in April of last year. Sorry mods!! You can delete this if you want. I apologize, I didn't do adequate research before posting apparently.  Embarrassed
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