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Awesome Ways to Upcycle a Filing Cabinet

Filing Cabinet Upcycle and Recycle Ideas

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you hope for the future. Filing cabinets have been known to be the bane of my existence. Ugly, bulky, space-hogs, but unfortunately also essential. A little research has given me some ideas that have inspired serious filing cabinet upgrades. Check these out for hope and future happiness.

Awesome Ways to Upcycle a Filing Cabinet

 

This is so cute. Ah. So cute. Rochelle‘s tutorial is fabulous, showing how to transform a filing cabinet into a planter for your garden or to display favorite plants. Takes a little bit of paint, dirt and plants. I’m a huge fan.

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This is a keeper. A chalkboard on the side of your filing cabinet? Done. Add some chalkboard paint and edges to your filing cabinet. Credit to Design Improvised for this one.

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Filing cabinet turned kitchen island? I’m sold on this one from Chris. Add some paint and a cute wooden table top, and this painted cabinet becomes the perfect kitchen commodity. The tutorial is amazingly simple, check it out!

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Here’s a cute remodel job from Jackie. Instead of your normal ugly grey, black, or brown, add a few coats of paint and then some decor to the front. This is clever and simple.

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I am so enchanted by this one from Fleuriste Craft Supply. I mean how clever is this? Very chic and of course extremely hip. Love it. Every drawer has a bit of a different feel with this simple design tutorial.

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Dear Jane, thank you for your brilliance. This idea is clever and beautiful. Hang your filing cabinet on the wall. The drawer magically has built in tables for storage. I love this resourceful take.

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Boopy Projects came up with this one which I just love. The perfect porch decor. Paint the cabinets and fill them with your favorite decoration. Doesn’t even have to be plants, though that is a cute idea.

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This one from Rebecca is just entirely loveable. Music paper converts to filing cabinet cover? Genius. This is perfect for a music room or just a small space that needs a bit of an overhaul.

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Okay, I definitely never would have thought of this one from Adam Bon Appetit. That’s the blog title, not his last name. But that would be cool if it was. Anyways, I love this! Filing cabinet turns into a small BBQ for the backyard. How fabulous is that?

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I think this one from Fatina is absolutely charming and so beautiful. I have never thought of filing cabinets being sophisticated, but look what a little bit of sanding can do. Strip these cabinets down to max their capacity.

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