How To Paint a Filing Cabinet

Furniture Makeovers, Projects

  1. Bliss says:

    Ok, so I do have an orangey file cabinet tucked under a desk. It never occurred to me to paint it, but I did paint a different one.

  2. Dawna says:

    What a great improvement! I love white furniture and am tempted to paint some of my office furniture,,,,but it is such a big job!!?? Love your office space, it is great! Have a happy day!

  3. karin says:

    That looks great. I love the brass with the clean white. I might have to pick me up a file cabinet. I just need one big enough to hold all my paint LOL!
    Great job!
    karin

  4. April says:

    Wow, what a difference! The office is so cute and your burlap in the picture frame gives me inspiration. I have a wall with all my vintage frames ready to be hung, but not sure what is going to go where yet. I think I will frame burlap and then as I find just the right picture and art work fill them in. Is that a burlap covered stool under the desk? Tres chic!

  5. Rose says:

    Hi Shayna-
    That came out so pretty.
    It looks like something your purchased at Pottery Barn
    Your work is so pretty –
    Enjoy your Thanksgiving –
    Rose

  6. Leslie Sinclair says:

    What an improvement!! Love the new look of the filing cabinet!
    xo. Leslie
    Segreto Finishes

  7. H-ello! Night and Day.
    What a difference. Still knocks me over what paint can do.
    It’s like, I know… but I’m STILL surprised.
    Looks fantastic, and so custom.
    I totally got a Pottery Barn vibe there.
    Nice job girl!!

  8. I can’t believe it’s the same cabinet. I had to look twice. Great job. So much better now! 🙂 Julie

  9. Lina says:

    Beautiful!! What type of purdy brush did you use?

  10. Have to agree with everyone, it’s very nice … now. I agree with YOU too … as I dislike orange oak … anything! But at the moment, I’ve had to stop painting mine, as it’s the woodwork all through our house, and that’s all I’ve been doing for months. Have to take a break … but lovin’ our new color. Stop over for a look sometime.
    Wishes to all for a great weekend.
    Cheryl

  11. Bridget says:

    Did you not have to sand at all because of the paint you chose to use? I have a filing cabinet JUST like this, with a bit of a sheeny/gloss on it. I want to paint mine but don’t know if I need to sand it or anything first!

    • Shayna says:

      Exactly! Because I used chalk paint, I didn’t need to rough up the texture of the filing cabinet. If you use latex paint, give it a light sanding job.

  12. Lynn says:

    Was you Maison Blanche White coat your primer or did you need to user primer and then THe Maison Blanche White followed by the Magnolia. I just received my paint from Maison Blanch that I ordered because of your story.

  13. Nichole says:

    Hi! I basically just acquired this same exact filing cabinet from my Aunt, but I can’t figure out how to remove the drawers. You mentioned that you were able to remove yours, but could you provide some more detail as to how? I feel like there’s a simple trick I am missing lol.

    • Shayna says:

      Oh man, I don’t remember how I removed the drawers and I don’t have the filing cabinet anymore to look at it. Hopefully you can figure it out… it will be so much easier to paint!

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