DIY PROJECT : FILING CABINET

Greetings Pinterest Obsessed Followers! If you are anything like me, you have 20+ boards of pinned DIY projects that look somewhat easy and achievable yet they continue to sit on the internet while we relax on our couch.. that is totally me. It is a SLIM chance that I will ever feel inspired to get my hands dirty on a relaxing weekend...

Well, after having a mild heart attack with misplacing ALL my business folders I just HAD to get this project going and redesign my crappy old filing cabinet. I kid you not, this guy has been with the Clark's since my dad was reppin' the afro and magnifying glasses.. and it definitely needed some TLC. So of course, I turned my dearly beloved Pinterest to learn the basics and thought I would share tips & tricks that worked for me...

So... THIS is what I had to work with. I mean seriously how could someone think this color is inspiring and classy?! I wouldn't even CALL it a color. It doesn't deserve a name aside from HORRENDOUS!!! Am I right or am I right?  Even Maverick is not impressed....

So firstly, they recommended that I sanded the entire cabinet. WELL, Jalisse was incredibly lazy on this particular day {hence the beautiful floral pj's I was wearing} so, I went to step 2: priming. I bought 1 spraycan of primer and 2 of basic white spray paint. Did a base spray of the primer and let it dry.  {All 3 cans can be found at Canadian Tire or WMart} When you are priming, make sure to take out the drawers. 

One thing I recommend is wearing a MASK. Let's just say Maverick & I were feeling a little 'loopy' towards the end of the project. So after the primer coat set, I whipped out the white paint. It helped a lot spraying in a horizontal motion for a cleaner look but I won't judge you for doing otherwise :)

SO HERE IS THE FUN PART... DESIGNING! Picked up a overly-priced stencil at Michaels {download the Michael's app for awesome coupons} and some rose gold spray paint. 

First, I spray painted the front of the drawers gold. Let it dry, then applied the stencil, covered the open areas with newspaper and sprayed it with white...

After finishing the bottom half of the second drawer, I took a break. Came back and realized I preferred the look of the half finished drawer! P.S. All my wedding clients have their own special folder in this file cabinet :) 

Mav survived the DIY adventure & received extra snuggles from Mr.B!