Marguaritaville Filing Cabinet

Project Description

What are you most proud of? My kids! What advice would you give someone starting this project? Patience!

What you will need

  • 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!

Q&A with SilverQuillLou

millergir175333 asked:
This looks terrific! I am thinking of using to same concept to make sturdy dressers for my boys!
SilverQuillLou answered:
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!
ColleenRose asked:
my favorite project of the day ;) too cool
SilverQuillLou answered: