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Sunday, October 9, 2011

DIY: Decoupaging a Filing Cabinet

This week I took my very utilitarian (read: boring) grey file cabinet from drab to fab. I had been thinking about doing it for awhile, then suddenly, I just DID it. Love it when creativity + time = perfect moment to make something.

I decoupaged the sides and drawer fronts with pages from the classic "Atlas Shrugged". It was a very old copy so the coloring was perfect. I simply bought a container of decoupage glue from Michaels, ripped up pages randomly (sorry Altas...) and applied everything while watching TV.


Once it was dry, I finished up the project with some handles I had laying around from Anthropologie.


The whole project took about an hour, plus 12 hours for solid drying. It was worth it. I'm really happy with how it turned out.

3 comments:

  1. I did something similar a few years ago with an ugly, ancient, cheap bookcase and a bunch of pages cut out of National Geographic. I had received dozens of old NG issues for free. I loved the way it turned out.

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  2. This is on my list of things to do too! And I love Atlas Shrugged (and The Fountainhead). Nice work!

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