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Upcycled Filing Cabinet

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

This project features these great brands:

  • FolkArt 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 $9.99
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FolkArt Home Decor Chalk - Nautical, 8 oz. - 34161

Number Needed: 1 $9.99
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Mod Podge ® Hard Coat, 8 oz. - CS11245

Number Needed: 1 $8.99
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Mod Podge ® 3-piece Decoupage Brush Set - 10615

Number Needed: 1 $9.99
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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
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Other Supplies

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

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.

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Related FAQs

Decorated candles using Mod Podge ® or Royal Coat ® Decoupage Finish are meant for decorative purposes and not for illumination. Many of the decorations would catch fire and be hazardous if the candle were burned. However, if you are using a wide pillar candle and the decorations do not go to the top of the candle, it can be burned down slightly to create a well, then a votive candle inserted into the well. A new votive candle can be inserted when the old one is finished. Use extreme caution and good judgment when burning candles that have been decorated.
First check to see if the napkin is 2 ply. If so, separate and lay aside. Brush Mod Podge directly on the your surface. Carefully place the printed napkin on the surface and lightly blot down with a dampened sponge. Start blotting in the center and work to the edge. Once it is in place, let dry. After about 30 minutes lightly apply a top coat of Mod Podge.
  1. Apply a coat of Mod Podge® to the inside of the form and allow to dry slightly. Place the Napkin design where desired and gently rub it flat with your thumb.
  2. Cover the image with a second very thin coat of Mod Podge®, beginning in the center and brushing out. Allow to dry thoroughly.
  3. Add special sponging or spouncing effects, as desired, around the design and let dry.
  4. Paint the whole inside with a light color of FolkArt® Acrylic Colors. If you want to use a darker color inside, first paint around the Napkin design with a light color, let dry and then add the darker color.
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