Yes, I know - I haven't been very productive...but I've been enjoying the quite of winter with my family. It won't be long and things will be in overdrive! I start seeding in the greenhouse in just a couple of weeks and baseball is just around the corner. Hope your time spent indoors this winter is restful!
So even though I haven't been very productive with big projects - I have accomplished a few small ones, one of which being this small filing cabinet. My craft closet was getting kind of out of control - especially with all the "little" stuff - like stamps and ink, and glue and tags, and scissors and wood burners...well, and...and...and....- you get the picture.
So a while back I had spotted this lil' filing cabinet at our local antique mall. I just love all those drawers! I could see the potential but it was just a bit more than I wanted to spend. I pondered it for several weeks and finally I just treated myself! After all, it would make for some great organization PLUS - I knew it would be to cute all painted up!
It had a few places where the paint was peeling and it was a tad rusty...
Nothing that a lil' sandpaper couldn't fix...
Be sure to always sand until you get a smooth edge.
Next I cleaned the cabinet well - and let me just say there were some interesting things on this cabinet - dirty is an understatement! I then sprayed the entire cabinet with gray primer for metal surfaces...
Seems like no matter how hard I try to get away from green - I keep going back to it. I love this color... "Leafy Green" from Rust-oleum - reminds me of spring!
Snowball kept his distance yet he kept an eye on what I was doing. He wasn't for sure what to think of me when I was shaking those spray paint cans -all the while channeling Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off". I'm glad no one else was watching! ;-)
This cabinet has 30 drawers - yep... took a while to paint all those little drawers.
This paint has great coverage - two coats and I was ready to take it inside - with Shaun's help of course. It may be small but it is heavy!
I simply cut some kraft paper to size and used some of my small stamps to label the drawers.
You can see - all of those drawers are already being put to great use. I love it - feeling all organized. Now, only if the rest of my house was like this.
It fit perfectly at the base of our steps - right outside my craft closet. I'm glad I decided to treat myself with this cabinet. It's nothing fancy - but I'm sure it will be a piece that will be serviceable for years to come.
Happy Winter Friends!