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Monday, January 9, 2012

Fashionable Filing Cabinet

After organizing and filling my new $36 filing cabinet from Wal- Mart, it desperately needed some style. 
 This is a tiny peek into my studio and where my new filing cabinet lives. 
Not too ugly, but defiantly not stylish. 
 I saved this bag from the purchase of the comforter that was in the guest room in the apartment. I knew it would come in handy some day! But you can use any fabric you like.
Cut out two pieces that are a little larger than the front of the drawers.  
 I am going to use spray adhesive to attach the fabric to the drawer. Any brand will do, this is just what I had on hand. 
Spread out paper, cardboard, or plastic to protect your floors or countertops from the spray. 
(You can use rubbing alcohol or an eraser to remove any excess sticky if you miss a little.) 
Lay the sticky side of the fabric onto the drawer. You are going to smooth the fabric across the top, then down the middle . Smooth from the middle out to the sides. Then trim the edges leaving about an inch. 
Then using an xacto knife cut around the base of the lock. 
Then if your filing cabinet has a handle like mine use your nail to create a small crease along the top of the handle.
Then use the xacto knife to cut only the top and sides of the rectangular drawer handle.

Then you will smooth the piece into the interior of the handle.
Repeat on the top drawer. 
If you can try and line up your seams, but if you use scraps, you may not have a choice, which is excusable - just blame it on your desire to be green - 

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