Wednesday, June 13, 2012

New Obsession: File Cabinets

Yes, you read that right. I have a new obsession with file cabinets. Once ever so ugly, boring and for one single purpose... filing. Now, unexpected, beautiful and storage friendly!

A while back I saw this interior by Summer Thornton, and I loved her use of the file cabinet for an end table. I have been wanting to do it ever since.
Image via: Summer Thornton Design

The other day I was surfing Pinterest (which we all know is a productive time leech.) and I ran across this interesting pin and I had to check it out further. It led me to this awesome blog: Little House in the Big D

Isn't this file cabinet just amazing?! I instantly ran out my door and scurried to Michael's to pick up supplies to transform my own cabinet. 

I wanted my cabinet to function as an end table (a las! My file cabinet/end table dreams would come true!) and I wanted a little more darker feel with a bit of glam. So here is what I chose to do...

And here it is in my Living Room! What do you think? I love the way it looks with the old barrel back chair and my collection of photos and art. 

I can't wait to transform the boring file cabinet in my office as well. What style will you transform yours too? Be sure to check out Little House in the Big D (link above) for all the instructions on how to make this work! 
Please make sure to share the end results!



  1. OMG!!! I FREAKIN LOVE IT!! beautiful!! And such a great use as an end table!! Bravo!!

  2. Thanks! I am very pleased with how it turned out. Thanks for your inspiration. I love your blog!!

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    1. Thank you Rory! I loved how it turned out as well. I am actually about to re-do another one. I love making these blocky old things into pretty pieces!