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February 21, 2011

Filing Cabinet Mini-Change

Apartment Therapy had a great post about sprucing up file cabinets awhile ago.  I love this one:

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And this one:

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I also love this file cabinet makeover, from House of Sarager.  And check it out: we have the same greeting card filer - the orange thing on top of the cabinet.  I bought mine at a yard sale (you can kind of see it in this post - its on my expidit bookcase).  How weird is it that I see it on someone else's blog?

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Anyway, the file cabinet in my office is pretty boring.  I did buy a wood one, which I like better than the metal kind.  But it seriously needs some sprucing up.


A pattern like this would look awesome:


But, for the time being I switched out the handles.  I think that little change made it look a whole lot less 90s "modern office-y".  I want to hold off on doing something bolder until I DIY the magnetic chalkboard I have planned.  If I paint the frame a wild colour, I might leave this as-is.  You might have guessed that change happens slowly around the townhouse . . .

With new handles

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4 comments

  1. I am dying for a filing cabinet. I am currently using a big overstuffed, unorganized folder and need to move up. I can not wait to see what you decide to do with yours.

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  2. Ooh, what a brilliant idea... My husband picked our's up for $30 (secondhand) years ago, before we were married and painted it black with silver drawers just to make it look semi-decent. But it's looking a bit scratched up now, maybe it's time to do the drawers up... Hmm... yet another thing to add to my ever-growing list!

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  3. Love the new handles. They really create a nice, sleek look. Excellent choice!

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  4. I just looked at the Wall Pops used on some of the file cabinets, and I'm hooked...and just after I made fun of my Con-Tact paper on the old Zenith "bar." Once addicted to sticky vinyl, always addicted, I guess.

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