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Marguaritaville Filing Cabinet

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Category Other
Style Mod, Funky, Retro / Vintage
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What materials did you use? 1 - used, free 3-drawer lateral ugly beige filing cabinet, 3 - swatches fabric that match at least one of the new colors you are painting the filing cabinet, 2-3 cans acrylic-type spray paint with the paint color on the lid (I used lime green), med. sand paper/block for sanding, drill with a couple size steel bits for attaching 4 - swivel wheels (2.5" - 3") purchased at hardware store for bottom of file cabinet, 16 bolts & nuts for wheels, 3 - drawer pulls of your choice, spray adhesive for fabric, clothing iron, scissors, pencil & ruler for measuring/cutting fabric. Make sure you also have a helping hand or two and a small platform with wheels/dolly to set the file cabinet on. You will also need a garage or outdoor space to allow for work on the project. Perhaps even a nose/face mask if you don't need the dust in your nose. Make sure you use 2 - 3 coats of paint and let it dry thoroughly between coats!

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What are you most proud of? My kids!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Patience!

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This looks terrific! I am thinking of using to same concept to make sturdy dressers for my boys!

09/02/2011 Flag

Thanks for your comment! The only thing about making a filing cabinet into a child's dresser in that some type of stopper would be needed for the drawer sliders to stop them from slamming shut. Otherwise its a great idea!

09/02/2011 Flag

my favorite project of the day ;) too cool

10/06/2011 Flag

Thanks!!!

09/26/2013 Flag