If you wait until you can afford to buy everything new, you are missing the point. It is the old, the new, the hand-me-down, the collected, the worn but loved things in your home that make it your own.” ~Stacy Risenmay
Finally, the never-ending file cabinet is finished; at least for now!
As you read this, the moulding along the edge of the top has been added and I’m now starting on the bed. How do all of you like the corrugated metal on the sides? This was my awesome idea I came up with. I’m not so sure if Mr. Cottage loves all my crazy ideas, because he’s the one who did all the cutting, clamping, drilling, and gluing for me. Take a bow, Mr. Cottage!
I actually had another plan for the drawers, but with everything moving in slow motion and knowing there’s still so much to do in this room, I had to move onto plan C after deciding not to do plan A or B for now.
Normally I would paint my numbers on, but I stenciled them so they wouldn’t have a stark look to them.
Can you believe this is what the file cabinet looked like before!
This was the smallest size of corrugated metal I could find for the amount we needed. It’s the first time Mr. Cottage or myself have worked with this.
I have written a full tutorial on how to turn your ordinary file cabinet into extraordinary using corrugated metal. You can see and read how to DIY by clicking here.
The following is everything I hope to accomplish by the end of this challenge:
- Clean up clutter, find a place for everything, give away or donate
Sand, prime and paint all the stained baseboard and trim Paint the walls Simply White by Benjamin Moore
- Wallpaper the wall behind the bed
- Paint the pencil-post bed black
Transform the file cabinet to make it look fabulous
- Transform the TV stand
- New window treatment (Has been ordered)
- Paint mirror frame
- Spray paint wicker chair from the living room and move to this room
- Make a cover for the seat cushion on the chair
- Roll up our large Karastan rug in our family room and arrange it in the guest bedroom
- Move some lighting around, maybe paint lamp base.
- Look for accessories
- Hang art
- New bedding
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