Sunday, March 25, 2012

Spring Time Storage

So this weekend while browsing my usual "route" for garage sales, I came upon this little beauty for $15 at a charity garage sale. (It was benefiting an animal rescue charity, so I didnt haggle since its was going to such a great cause!!)


 I knew I wanted to give some it some new life and paint it something "happy" since it looked a little down on its luck (hopefully one of the rescue dogs didnt pee on it or something...)

First step was removing the face plate so I can get a good even coat...
 The tongues where bent on the inside so half way through I had to recruit my resident lefty (aka Chris) to help me with the ones I couldnt get...
After he was all naked and stripped down, this is what he looked like right as I started priming...
Since its already full-swing Spring here in Dallas, I decided on a Spring time yellow, appropriately named "Warm Yellow"

Apparently the person who comes up with all the creative names was on vacation when this color was up to be named...

After a solid coat of primer and several light, even coats of "warm yellow", this is how he, now she, looked...
I also primed and spray painted the face plates white since I thought it would be a softer contrast against the yellow.
While I continued to work, I kept the dogs inside so they wouldnt get into any of the spray paint... but as you have probably figured out, Rocky has separation anxiety issues...
He even fell asleep while making sure I was doing a good job...
What a watch dog...

I gave it a day to dry, and for me to think what else I wanted to do with it...

I had already done stripes on my table redo that I did a while back....
And the stenciling thing with the $10 solid wood desk I revamped...
So I was running low on ideas... until I went to bed and it hit me... Mod Podge.

I havent worked with Mod Podge since my sophomore year of college, but from what I remember (making my Theta lap board for my Little) it was a great way to secure images onto a flat surface....

The only thing I needed now, was an image or design... Enter Michaels....
I found some cute scrapbooking paper and narrowed it down to three that I really liked...
I cut them into strips to see which looked best on the actual piece...
I ending up thinking that black and white one was a little too "bumble bee" for me, so it was down to the flowers and the subtle see through damask one...
Again, since its Spring time, I was feeling bold and decided to go with the flowers...

The process was easy enough... first, cut the paper to the size of the drawer...

Second, I hot glue gunned around the edges for good measure....
(Using the hot glue was actually really nice since I just wanted to make sure the corners and paper were pulled smooth...)
And then... toot the horns... bring on the Mod Podge...
Once everything dried, I re-installed the face plates and was astounded with the results...
Ummm I kind of love it...

Just such a transformation! It definitely stands out and is a fun, new, unique piece...
 Here is the awesome before/after for ya...

For a under $20, I have some great new storage for all my craft stuff...

What did you guys do this weekend? Do you like the scrapbook paper I chose or would you have picked something different??  I would LOVE for you to leave a comment!!!

189 comments:

  1. This is totally amazing!! I LOVE the paper you chose, it looks great with the yellow and it's not too matchy-matchy :) Oh how I wish I could score one of these at a yard sale! You truly transformed it. Love!

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    1. I don't think I'm really "replying" I'm trying to comment: It is fabulous! And thank you for the step by step, including your dog's helpful photo fun. I'm inspired to start spray painting everything I own!!!! How creative and industrious of you. Great job and yes, I kinda love it too!
      Kathy Little June 30, 2012 4:02 p.m. California

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  3. WOW...what a transformation! I love the new look!

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  4. That looks fantastic!! Great job!

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  5. Oh my! This is the sweetest storage cabinet I've ever seen. We grabbed the old filing cabinet over at my mother's, and we have not gotten close to beginning that project. My husband would not be happy if I did this (he just doesn't understand, lol), but this is great inspiration! Saw your post on Boogieboard Cottage!

    Gabby
    The...Late, Young Family

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  6. Super cute!!!! I had something similar years ago and couldn't get it to look the way I wanted it and finally tossed it out:(

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  7. Great job! I heart decoupage! I may look at old metal file cabinets very differently now. Thanks for sharing

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  8. Isn't metal furniture the best?!? This is a really awesome makeover. Love it.

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  9. Wow! Love the way it turned out! The papers you chose and the base color are great. They're so bright and cheerful. :~) I haven't used mod podge for anything in a long time, either. Thanks for reminding me how much fun it can be!

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  10. Oh WOW - what a great find and transformation! I LOVE IT! Come share your cute project at my link party! I'm dying to do my own before and afters when I find the right pieces!!! http://www.dwellonjoy.com/2012/03/dwell-on-friday-ten.html. New follower!

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  11. I kinda love it too! It's bright and whimsical. Love your blog and am following on gfc now! I'm also a Dallas girl! Would love for you to come visit and follow me back. :) Enjoy another gorgeous day today!

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  12. Great transformation! Love the colours you chose. I hope you'll link up again at Etecetorize~

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  13. Wow, that looks fantastic! I love the fun yellow.

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  14. I am totally in LOVE with this! You worked wonders, girl!! It just makes me happy to look at such a cheerful, springy piece. What a find!! So happy you stopped by and linked up today! Always fabulous to meet another Texan. My bestie lives up in McKinney and I'm up there a lot visiting. You'll have to let me know your favorite garage sale route...looks like a good one! Have a great week!
    {HUGS},
    kristi

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    1. Kristi,

      Thanks for all your sweet words and HOORAY for Texans! I live down in the M Streets so everything south of Mockingbird is where I go... TONS of great stuff week after week! So glad you liked this one!!

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    2. GREAT tips on the garage sales! Can't wait to try the circuit...may run into ya! I've featured you at today's Mop It Up Mondays! Have a wonderful week!

      {HUGS},
      kristi

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  15. What a transformation! You really have a way with furniture! We have our first ever Beautify It Monday link party going on now and we'd love for you to stop by and link up @ bringingbeauty.blogspot.com

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  16. KILLER before and after! so glad you linked up to my party so I could FIND you! you & your boy look like quite a team with that sideyard redo! awesome! just linked up as your newest linky follower - swing on by later today for a little surprise!

    www.NorthernCottage.net

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    1. Wow thank you so much for the feature! Yes the Hubs and I are a fun little team and I definitely keep him busy with projects (he loves it though)... Hope you will stop by more often and see what we have coming up (we are doing even MORE to our backyard... ie. tearing down fencing, putting up new fencing, and expanding the deck BY OUR SELVES... cant wait to show you!)

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    2. I LOVE THIS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH!!! you are my new hero

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    3. Very creative I love it!!

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  17. sooo cute! I like your paper selection, it goes so great with the yello!

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  18. Lady! Cute much? I think the yellow would have scared the ^&$% outta me, way to hang in there and get a winner. :)

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  19. Wow, what a great find! Yellow usually scares me a little, but the paper that you chose to go with works beautifully. Amazing Job!

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    1. Thank you so much! Yea, the yellow was a bit of a leap of faith, but with the paper to break it up a little bit, I think it works! Thanks for stopping by!

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  20. It turned out AMAZING!!!! Glad u went for the floral design and I loooove the yellow as the base color. Ooooh so pretty and looks perfect for cool crafty stuff! Perfect for spring season andhey when winter comes around the bright pretty colors will simply warm up the room!

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  21. WOW!! This is soooo beautiful!! Just popping over from Elizabeth & Co. I love the color choices you made. I dream of finding a similar pieces for all of my crafty stuff :)

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  22. Beautiful! Lovin the pop of color! Cute Blog!

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  23. Wow, that is a beautiful transformation!

    www.artbysunfire.blogspot.com/

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  24. WOW, it looks awesome! I LOVE the yellow--and the pattern you chose for the drawers just pulls it all together and makes it so fun! New linky friends follower. Would love for you to come and link up to the Creative Corner Hop. We open it up every Monday and it stays open all week.

    Sandy
    Cherished Handmade Treasures

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  25. That looks fantastic! I love the boxer photos...so cute! I wanted to let you know that we We're passing on the Versatile Blogger Award to you - Stop by Our Pinteresting Family to learn more about the award.

    Megan

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  26. All I can say is wow!!!! Great job!

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  27. You truly inspire me. I have several things I was going to get rid of now I am rethinking and going to try and rescue them :) Thanks so much for linking up to Toot Your Horn Tuesday. I love being inspired by you every week :)

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  28. The paper you picked is perfect! Love this project. Good job!

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  29. Great job!!! I love the update...and the colors you picked were so "happy"!! That looks like a wonderful storage area for your crafts!

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  30. Now that is a stunning transformation! So bright and cheerful!

    I would love if you would post it and share it with my readers!

    Susan @ Oh My! Creative

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  31. Cute transformation! I love it.

    Danielle

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  32. I have this same cabinet that I inherited from my in-laws. I haven't done anything with it yet. I love what you did with yours. You have inspired me...Thanks for the post.

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  33. Just beautiful! What a fabulous makeover - so bright and cheery!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  34. This is FANTASTIC!! I love both the yellow and I am in love with the paper design you chose!! Thanks so much for sharing at {Homemade BY You}

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  35. This is amazing! What a beautiful job you did. So fun now that it's redone.

    www.itsybitsypaperblog.com

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  36. This is beautiful! Great job! I've been playing around with mod podge myself, lately. The possibilities are endless!
    Laura

    http://somekindoflovelyride.com

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  37. how eclectic and fun! i would love to have a craft space with a fun piece like that!

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  38. Lindo, parabéns!!!!

    Beijos,

    Simone Bitar

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  39. One word...Incredible! Thanx for sharing...Tiffany

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  40. That is very clever and has a bunch of personality!
    I would love for you to stop by my blog and link up to my Creative Inspirations party happening now! I would love to have you there!
    Stacey of Embracing Change
    http://staceyembracingchange.blogspot.com

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  41. It is a beauty! I love, love, love it! Oh and we also have the same blog template :)
    Swapna
    http://frugalistastyle.blogspot.com

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  42. This is completely gorgeous and such a great piece to find! I have been looking everywhere for a nice filing cabinet and would be very excited if I could find something this great :) Love the paper you've chosen too - perfect! xx

    Anna (My Design Ethos)

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  43. darling. just darling. isnt that just a great feeling: all new and clean! perfectly Spring.

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  44. What an incredible transformation!!! Love the yellow! :)

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  45. Amazing transformation!

    Mrs. Delightful
    www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  46. What a gret idea! Your newest GFC follower from The Creatie Corner Hop.

    Holly
    http://hollysstampingaddiction.blogspot.com/

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  47. Seriously amazing!!! I think you picked the perfect paper and color. I've been wanting to find an old file cabinet too and just paint it, but this is fabulous. Does the paper feel like it's going to hold up? If not, I guess you could always just add more Mod Podge.

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  48. I LOVE it! I think it turned out very pretty and I like your paper pick. I probably would have done different paper on each drawer, but that's just due to my personal preference in liking mismatchy stuff. :)

    -Alison

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  49. This turned out beautifully...I love Mod Podge! I would love if you would add this to the Lovely Things Thursday linky party!

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  50. Super, super cute! What a fabulous idea & it turned out perfectly!

    Love it!

    xox

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  51. I LOVE this! U did a great job!! New follower of your blog!! Come and see us at shabbygals.blogspot.com.

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  52. That looks fantastic!! Definitely needed that makeover! Great job!
    Thanks for linking up to this week's Catch a Glimpse Party. I'll be featuring this tomorrow.

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  53. WOW!! What a great transformation!! You did an amazing job! Thank you so much for linking up this week to Fantabulous Friday @ Little Becky Homecky!!

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  54. I love it! What a cheerful transformation! Thanks for linking it up this week!

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  55. Absolutely love this! What a stunning transformation!! Love the yellow and patterned paper you used!

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  56. Sooo cute! Love the paper on it! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your project at Jillify It!

    I hope you will come back again next Tuesday to share more of your creations!

    Jill
    www.jillifyit.com

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  57. Oh my... WHAT a difference! This is the most stunning transformation I've seen. What a way to show an old neglected piece some love! It's prefect and I want it, lol!

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  58. This isn't even the same cabinet! Absolutely no way! I would LOVE for you to come link this up at my Thrifty Under {$50} Friday Party!! Feel free to include some other projects of yours (Like that sweet stenciled desk I love so very much!) because you are a seriously talented gal! Can't wait to see you there!

    XOXO,
    Rachel

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  59. Absolutely LOVE it! Wouldn't change a thing. I just used some beautiful paper on a piece of mine - I think you will like it. Check it out on my blog.

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  60. Fantastic job! you can't recognise it from the original :)

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  61. Totally LOVE this Idea! AWESOME!! I am so glad I found your blog it is right up my alley!! I will follow on my way out!!

    Come visit if you get a chance!!

    Brooke

    Startathome.blogspot.com

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  62. Once again what a great before and after. I love the bright happy colors! Thanks so much for linking up at Whimsy Wednesday!
    Amy@homehappyhome

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  63. you are AMAZING at redo's. i love love LOVE this storage piece, and that table you did is stunning! you have got some incredible talent!!! i would love for you to link this post up to the spread the love weekend wrap up party i host on my blog. http://www.lovenotesbylauryn.blogspot.com/2012/03/spread-love-4-elissa-hudson-giveaway.html
    there is also an AMAZING elissa hudson print giveaway going on right now as well.
    hope to see you there!
    {love} lauryn @ lovenotesbylauryn.blogspot.com

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  64. Wow, what a fantastic transformation! Love the colors and the floral pattern!

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  65. What a find! Awesome makeover! I'm loving your choice of scrapbook paper!

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  66. Freakin' Awesome... That is fun and BOLD!!!

    LOVE it!

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  67. wow..this is great..i loved it :)

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  68. That turned out AWESOME! I love it!!!

    Thanks for linking it up @ Creatively Living!
    --Katie

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  69. This is AWESOME!! I would have never thought to mod podge it. Great job, I want one :)

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  70. JUst adorable - a great transformation! I LOVE it!
    Thanks for linking up this week - hope to see you back this week!
    STacey of Embracing Change

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  71. As always, another great transformation! I'm wishing I had a cabinet like that - not only is it cute, I need the storage. Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

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  72. Freaking wow...just wow. That is awesome and I want to be your best friend. That is all.
    Sara
    homelife-sara.blogspot.com

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  73. Love this!! Awesome update, I need to do this! Just wanted to let you know you have been featured at The Kurtz Corner - Tuesday Tutorials! You've also been pinned on the Link Party Pinterest Board! Stop by and check it out! Can't wait to see what you link up this week! :)

    http://www.thekurtzcorner.com/2012/04/tuesday-tutorials-link-party-no-30.html

    http://pinterest.com/Thekurtzcorner/the-kurtz-corner-link-party-features/

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    1. LOVE This! Would not change a thing!!!

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  74. Hi!! I saw you featured on http://tinyurl.com/757kbrt, and I HAD to stop by. This is a truly amazing redo. I normally pass by all the URGLY (yes urgly, lol) metal office furniture. But you've inspired me to look at them in a new way. =] Your cabinet is gorgeous enough to put in any craft room. Thank you so much for the inspiration!!

    ~Nicole @ www.shabbybeachnest.com

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  75. You are never going to believe this but I just got one of these exact same chests off of the sidewalk mall (read: trash picker here) and I had no idea how to get those handles off!! Thanks for a great tutorial and inspiration. I add paper and fabric to my pieces all the time. It just makes a piece pop. BTW, I am also loving, I should say LOVING, the striped top table. VEry inventive and retro which is where my heart lies naturally.

    Kim@reposhture.blogspot.com

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  76. This looks awesome! IT makes me want to do it to our filing cabinet!! Thanks so much for sharing! -Jessica

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  77. Ohhhh I totally and completely love your transformation! THank you so much for linking up this past week!!! You are going to be featured tonight!!!!
    Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

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  78. Aloha, This is just incredible! I love the fabric choice, the bright yellows, the bright everything! I'm writing at localsugarhawaii.com and would love it if you'd come visit me on the beach. Come as you are, Join the ride.

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  79. Wow, this is super cute! I am also really jealous of all of your backyard progress! Glad to be following you after seeing your work on CSH!

    Jenny

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  80. Amazing what some spray paint and paper can do! Looks lovely and I love that pic of your dog. Too funny!

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  81. Hi! I'm visiting from Design Dazzle. Thanks for sharing this great Mod Podge project.

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  82. What a gorgeous remake. Great job!

    Jess @
    TupeloCreative.blogspot.com

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  83. That is gorgeous!! Thanks so much for linking up to Pin It and Win It Wednesday!

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  84. Wonderful transformation! Love it!! You did a GREAT job. I (like you) haven't done modge podge for decades. I thought I would need to brush the mod.podge onto the metal, apply the paper, then mod.podge again over the top of the paper. Looks like yours did great without all the extra steps and goop. Thanks for the clear instructions.
    joanie

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  85. Your storage makeover has been featured for Functional Friday!

    Thanks so much for stopping by to link up!

    ~Angela

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  86. Ooh! Fun and beautiful! Thank you so much for linking up with me at Drab to Fab last week! Hope you'll join me again with more of your great ideas!

    http://www.amynjesse.com/2012/04/drab-to-fab-link-up-11-features.html

    Have a great weekend :)

    Amy

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  87. You are brilliant! I can't express how absolutely lovely I think this is. I featured it today!

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  88. Love this! Thinking that modge podge will be on my shopping list! Awesome!!

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  89. You did an AMAZING job with that! File cabinets are so ugly, when I get one, I'm definitely going to do something like that with it.

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  90. What an amazing job, it looks beautiful! I LOVE your dog...my boxer died a few years ago :(

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  91. Central Texas GalApril 17, 2012 at 3:23 PM

    I love all your idea's. I have unknowingly clicked on them over and over. I would never have thought of the mod podge for the over coat. I have summer plans to try several of your projects!! P.S. I love your dog, he looks like such a lover

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  92. This is just a gorgeous transformation! Kicking myself as my hubby had one of these before we moved in together & we chucked it out in the move thinking it was too ugly to stay!

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  93. Super cool! I'll certainly be on a hunt now!
    Hope you don't mind if I share this with my readers tomorrow!?!?!? Thanks for the inspiration!

    Holly @ Life as a Thrifter
    www.lifeasathrifter.com

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  94. Good choice with the flowers!

    Um... I kind of love it too:)

    Jessica
    stayathomeista.com

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  95. This is amazing!!! A friend of mine just picked up a filing cabinet at a garage sale last weekend that was a hideous shade of chipped and stained beige. So showing this to her! Thanks!

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  96. Hi, Samm! This is too cute! My friends and I around here love this certain scrapbook paper! I'm pinning this now. (and following you too... please stop by bellanest.blogspot.com any time!)

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  97. I am absolutely IN LOVE! It is gorgeous! I'm thinking of going out and buying a file cabinet myself! I've been wondering what I could craft to put all my crafting materials in! Haha. Thank you for the great inspiration! :)

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  98. Did you glue the paper to the drawer front before you hot glued the edges and Modge Podged over it?

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    1. No, I simply bent the paper around the shelves then cut the excess off. Once it was kind of molded around the drawer, I lifted up the edges and hot glued around the boarder. It helps to keep it as taught as possible so the drawers don't bunch up when against each other.

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  99. I just this very afternoon told my friend while we were floating in the pool today that I need to get my act together and get a file cabinet but that I want a cute one....on to Pinterest I go before going to bed {it's my me/down time ever night ~ just a bit obsessed} and saw this!!!! SOOOOO ADORABLE!!!!! I love the paper you picked out!!! Now if I could just find an adorable cabinet like the ne you found I will be set!

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  100. This is so cute! I had just been looking at all your blog posts and got to this one and saw that you are a Theta! I'm a Theta too :) I was feeling crafty (thank you big/little) and I think I'm going to give it a shot! Theta love <3

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  101. This makes me want to go buy a filing cabinet just so i can do this!!!!! I am so glad i found your site. I look forward to seeing more of your projects! p.s. your dogs are ADORABLE!

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  102. I love it. I scored some amazing and FREE metal cabinets from a geneology library at church (they went digital). it has stickers all over it with file numbers so i assume i can get that off with some sort of 'goo be gone'? do i have to sand it or anything first? I have been procrastinating even what to do at all with these, knowing it would be 'something' but you have inspired me, I can't wait to have time to do this!!

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  103. I love this!! I was so inspired when I saw this last night I went out and got supplies to do my own. Check out my blog to see the results:
    http://beinspiredliveinspired.blogspot.com/2012/06/new-obsession-file-cabinets.html

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  104. I am obsessed with this!!! I really want to make one that matches the colors in my classroom!

    www.chic-sugar.com

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  105. I have a really silly question, but what KIND of filing cabinet is this? It's unlike any filing cabinet I've ever seen. I'm asking because I saw your post on Pinterest and started whining to my husband that we needed to find one to refurbish into jewelry storage :)

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    1. To be completely honest, I have NO idea since I just kind of stumbled upon it at a garage sale. If I had to guess, I would say its a hardware/tool cabinet since the drawers are so small. I agree it would look great for jewelry storage! Good luck!!

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    2. Thanks so much, Samm! I'm glad I stumbled across your blow, your projects are inspirational!!!!

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  106. OMG!! I totally have an old metal filing cabinet I'm going to do this to!!! It's in great shape, too!! A few rusty spots, but after doing this, it will be perfect!! This is awesome!!!

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  107. I am totally in LOVE with this tutorial, and will definitely be keeping an eye out for a metal storage unit like this so I can copy this. I saw your tutorial on Pinterest, and fell even further in love when I read it because I found that you are a Theta! Such a small world. Keep up your awesome crafting!!

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  108. So cute! I don't think I have seen anything like it before. I love that you though to take the hardware off before painting! have a big one of these drawer units that I want to tackle. Thanks for the inspiration and tips. :)

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  109. i really love this transformation!! so inspiring-you did a wonderful job!!

    stop by my blog sometime..maybe we can follow each other :)

    zorrie
    www.sugarandchic.com

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  110. I found you on Pinterest, and I am so glad I did! You are extremely talented , and SO flippin hilarious! You've definitely inspired me. You are awesome! Thank you for taking the time to show us "not so talented" folks how to do amazing things!!!!

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  111. Saw this on pinterest and HAD to find it! LOVEEEEEEE IT! Deffinitely looking for old storage bins to do this with! thanks for sharing!

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  112. AWesomE!!! I intend on doing this very same thing to my rusty file cabinet so I can bring it up out of the basement and actually use it! Thank You!!!

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  113. nice job!! love the bright look and fits in anywhere look!! I scored the same cabinet at auction last week and you inspired me to do a little painting myself! I will use it in my cardmaking room.Thanks!!

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  114. Hi Samm, did you use something special to prime it with before spray painting it?
    Thank you!
    Beth ... Also in Dallas.

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    1. I just used a basic can of spray paint primer ($3.49 and found with all the other spray paint). Just gives the actual paint a little something to grab on to and helps use less of the colored paint! Have fun!

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  115. I love this re-do! I'm going to attempt something like this when I get time to go garage sale hunting! I just came across your blog and i love it. You are so talented :)

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  116. I've seen this so many times on Pinterest- when I found a file cabinet at Goodwill for $5, I thought, "I know exactly what to do with this!" I can't wait to start this project.

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  117. As everyone else has said, I LOVE IT! Of course, found this on Pinterest, and I am more than determined to make one myself! I saw on a previous post that someone had asked you if you knew what kind of filing cabinet it was, to which you said you have no clue, but.. was there any company logo or emblem? Maybe stamped on the inside under the bottom drawer? -I ask cause, I'm driving myself nuts looking for a cabinet just like it!

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  118. I love this! I wish I had enough time to do this to my filing cabinets in my classroom!

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  119. Wonderful job Samm...just a few questions.
    1. Did you spray paint the inside of the drawers as they appear to change from silver to black?
    2. did you sand down the cabinet before painting? The top was a mess and I didn't know if you washed it, or sanded it.
    3. When you open and close the drawers does the folded paper "catch" on the opening? Do you think the hot glue gun will hold it down for several years?
    Thank you so much!
    Kathy

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    1. Kathy,

      1. Nope, I did not paint the inside of the drawers. I was mod podging and hot gluing inside instead of outside which is probably why they look a bit darker. They are still a silvery blue.
      2. Nope #2... I didnt sand anything down. I just made sure to wash it really well and wipe it down before starting. The top WAS a mess, but after cleaning it off then giving it a good coat of primer, you could barely tell!
      3. As far as the drawers go... no catching so far! Granted, I don't open each drawer 20x a day, but for me its doing great! Im not sure how long the glue gun will hold everything down but I made sure to pull everything taught when I did it the first time so everything is staying in place! (I HOPE it stays down for several years! If not, regluing it will only take about 5 min)

      Hope this helps!

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  120. How is the cabinet now? After its been used for a couple of months. Any paint chipping or anything like that?

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  121. fabulous project! It turned out wonderfully! I love the colors!

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  122. That looks absolutely adorable! One question, though. Wouldn't the scrapbooking paper tear after opening and closing the drawers several times?

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  123. I have my cabinet and all the goodies , cant wait to get started . My paper is " All over Smarties " (sweets) so should be colourful. Shirley

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  124. Hi Samm,

    Love your idea for the filing cabinet. I just started mine and it's looking really cute. I have a couple of ideas that might be better then scrapbook paper. I did mine with fabric and i also used spray adhesive to put my fabric onto my drawers and then modpoged over that. The spray adheisive hold really good and then down the road if you want to change it to a different fabric i think it will pull right of the drawers. Just some ideas. Thanks for sharing this.
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  126. This is so awesome! I have some awful filing cabinets in my new office I've been trying to figure out how to make less terrible.

    How many cans of spray paint did you go through on this guy? And when you said you primed it, did you buy a primer spray paint or did you just mean that you did a base coat of the yellow??

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    1. I used about a half can of spray paint primer and then a full can of "warm yellow" spray paint.

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  127. What a huge transformation. I LOVE the floral paper you picked. I may just have to do this with my sons dresser (just not the floral paper).

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  128. LOVE! And can't wait to try this on my old yucky file cabinets!

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  129. I have this same exact cabinet in my classroom, but it is a yucky tan. I can not wait to spruce it up!!!!

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  131. Will this same concep work with using fabric instead of paper????

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  132. That is so cool! Great colour choice. I love what you did with your other furniture too!

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  133. We just found an old file cabinet like that not too long ago. It sits in the garage waiting for new life. I love how yours turned out! Inspired to try it when its not raining & fix it up & move to where I'd use it. Visiting from DearCreatives.com (& pinning post)

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  134. This is to DIE for. I love it! I love how happy and unique it is. Great job.

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  135. Looks great I love it and want to do one but how did you find scrap book paper wide enough for the cabinet...

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    1. The cabinet isnt all that wide... its just normal scrapbook paper from Michaels! Good luck!

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  136. I'm restyling an old metal cart and I was wondering if you used anything to sand down the cabinet? If so, what did you use? My cart has some rust so I wasn't sure if I should just sand it or just prime it first.

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    1. Hey Jasilyn... Nope, I didnt use anything to sand it down. I just cleaned it with some lysol wipes and went to town with the spray paint... However, I did start with a spray paint primer before spraying it yellow... Just helps with even coverage especially since this piece was a bit darker...its holding up great so far!! Thanks for stopping by!!

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  139. I really don't like yellow... Until now! Your project is off the hook cute. I want it :-)

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  140. Beautiful! Did you try to remove the rust before painting?

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    1. Nope... just whipped the whole thing down and started spray painting right over it!

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  141. I love this storage cabinet! The color and mod podge fronts are just stunning. Can't wait to give this a try.

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  142. How has your paper on the drawers weathered opening and closing?

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    1. Hi Diana... Honestly, I sold this piece a couple months ago bc we didnt have a spot for it, but while I was using it, it held up great! No issues to report! Good luck!!

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  144. Amazing!!! You have inspired me to rebirth my file cabinet for my home office! Wish I had just 1/16 of the creativity you possess! Thank you!

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  145. I have a cabinet I want to spruce up...how is the paper and hold glue holding up to daily use?

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  146. Okay so I am now baffled by what I did wrong when I tried to spray paint a file cabinet last spring. I started with a very similarly colored cabinet, and tried using a very similar shade of yellow, but a WHOLE CAN of spray paint didn't even cover one side adequately. Does brand matter? I used Krylon instead of Rustoleum (it's what our store sells). I was so disappointed because I could never afford enough cans of spray paint to make it worth sprucing up a yard sale cabinet. :( It's been sitting in my shed ever since!

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  147. I was recently given a brown file cabinet that isn't exactly ugly, but it is scratched and I was wanting to do something with it. Thanks for the idea! I had already considered fabric for the doors and painting it, but I wasn't sure it would look right. Now I have the confidence to go ahead and pretty it up! :-)

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  149. You're a lifesaver! Well., maybe that's a bit extreme but still. I have an old filing cabinet in mind that would benefit form just the steps you've given here. Looking at your finished work I would never know that's what you started with. I'm going to try it. Thanks!

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  150. How did you keep the paper from ripping when you stretched/folded/glued it over the edges?

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