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Upcycled Filing Cabinet

By: Sherrie Ragsdale

Give a basic filing cabinet some flair with this beautiful floral upcycled piece for your office space. This project is sure to add charm and style to your daily work routine.

At a Glance:

Project #16007 Skill Level: Intermediate Time:
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This project features these great brands:

  • Home Decor Chalk Logo
  • Mod Podge Decoupage Finishes and Formulas Logo
supplies

Plaid Supplies

FolkArt ® Home Decor™ Chalk - Black, 8 oz. - 34169

Number Needed: 1 $7.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

FolkArt ® Home Decor™ Chalk - Nautical, 8 oz. - 34161

Number Needed: 1 $7.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Mod Podge ® Hard Coat, 8 oz. - CS11245

Number Needed: 1 $7.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Mod Podge ® 3-piece Decoupage Brush Set - 10615

Number Needed: 1 $8.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

FolkArt ® Home Decor™ Brushes - Deluxe Small Chalk Brush - 34746

Number Needed: 1 $7.49
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FolkArt ® Treasure Gold™ - Gold, 2 oz. - 3081

Number Needed: 1 $7.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Other Supplies

  • Thrifted filing cabinet
  • Laminated wood used for furniture
  • ¼” plywood
  • Wood glue
  • Cup
  • Scissors
  • 6” wooden legs

instructions

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Build a box that fits around the cabinet using the laminated wood.
  2. Make the backing for the box out of the ¼” plywood.
  3. Add wooden legs.
  4. Remove all the hardware from the filing cabinet and set them aside.
  5. In the cup mix Nautical with Black to make a deep navy. 
  6. Basecoat the box and the filing cabinet with the navy.
  7. Cut flowers from the scrapbook paper and Mod Podge them onto the front of drawers and cabinet.  Refer to the photo for placement.
  8. Paint the hardware with the Treasure Gold.
  9. Add hardware back to the filing cabinet.
  10. Seal the entire piece Mod Podge Hardcoat.

resources

Related Resources

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Mod Podge Clear Image Transfer FAQs

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Mod Podge Ultra Frequently Asked Questions

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Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.