It's free and ridiculously simple! Upcycle your boring file cabinet in 1 hour.
Step 1: Find a boring file cabinet
During our office remodel, and while I was watching paint dry - no joke - I had a look at our plain white metal file cabinet in the middle of the room and thought, "I can do better than that." So, off I went to my beautifully organized craft storage room junk collection closet and pulled out some wallpaper samples that I like to collect for when that 'perfect project' inspiration hits. I like to take a few wallpaper samples each time I visit my local home builder's store.
Step 2: Glue
After a quick cleaning of the lower part of the cabinet with a Mr. Clean magic eraser (which of course I have to bring back with me each time I visit the U.S. since we don't have them here in Sweden yet), I cut the wallpaper to the size of the cabinet drawer fronts. Then it was time to arrange the papers by using tape and switching them around until I was happy. Next came a kitchen sponge to smear on some good ol' fashioned glue (like Elmer's), straight onto the cabinet.
Step 3: Exacto!
Up went the wallpaper piece, and out came an exacto knife to slice off those extra bits hanging over the edges.
Step 4: The reveal
Ta-dah! Here she is - all dressed up and nowhere to go. But she does has a fresh new space to stand in.
Step 5: Before and after
Here's a look at the before and after. It was a super simple upcycle project - and with freebie wallpaper samples that I keep around, it didn't cost me a penny! Just an hour of time.