Confession: I went on a bit of a spray paint spree a couple weekends ago. See, we've had an incredibly rainy *spring* and the weather cleared for a couple days and I was worried if I didn't do it THEN, it wouldn't actually happen.
So what did I paint besides my orange light? A very BROWN file cabinet. Friends, I really don't have anything against brown. But, I think brown office supplies are a little boring. As illustrated:
But, it was nothing a little spray paint couldn't handle. When I first started planning the office/craft room makeover I was determined to just buy a new one. This one is actually quite a bit bigger than what we need, and well, it's brown. And scratched up. BUT, it's FREE. I've seen other people paint file cabinets and I thought it'd be worth trying to save a little money.
I'm so glad I tried. Because three cans of spray paint later and the file cabinet looks brand new. Even the scratches are long gone.
I decided to keep it simple for this makeover. I don't want it to draw attention to itself. And I think the cream does a great job of helping it appear not so bulky and file cabinet-ish. But in terms of the office, I have big plans for this cabinet, and how it'll be used.
For now it's a great perch for my new bulletin board. More details + a how-to about this one on Friday!