15 Fabulous Filing Cabinet Makeovers

July 25, 2013 by Jenny Melrose

There is nothing I like better than repurposing something old and turning it into something you don’t think you could live without.  That’s exactly what happened with these Filing Cabinet Makeovers.  These makeovers will leave you looking for an old piece of furniture to get started on.  You can find all of these projects over on my Hometalk curated Filing Cabinet Makeovers Board.  Be sure to stop over and follow along with me on Hometalk.

15 Fabulous Filing Cabinet Makeovers

Filing Cabinet Makeovers

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Antique Filing Cabinet Makeover: Storywood Designs

wallpaper filing cabinet

Wallpapered Filing Cabinet: A Pretty Life in the Suburbs

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DIY Filing Cabinet Makeover: Bee-fore & After

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Chalkboard Paint Ideas: LiveLoveDIY


Pottery Barn Desk Hack: My Passion for Decor


Stenciled Filing Cabinet: Two Twenty One

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Outdoor Filing Cabinet Tool Storage: The NY Melrose Family

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Office Cabinet: Bad Rabbit Vintage

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A Space All His Own: Storywood Designs

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File Cabinet Makeover: Chase the Star


Fabric Covered Filing Cabinet: Cottage at the Crossroads

multi color cabinet

File Cabinet Renew: Doctor CJ’s Blog

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Color Cabinet: Pots for My Fountain


File Cabinet Re-Purpose: For Storage

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Metal Office Cabinet Gets Some Relove: Shabby Paints


  • Linda Nortje (@WithABlast)

    This is an awesome collection, Jenny!

  • Jenna

    Awesome round-up, Jenny! I love made over filing cabinets! So much inspiration to be had! Would love it if you would link this up to Give Me The Goods Monday: 1 Party, 4 Blogs! http://rainonatinroof.com/2013/07/give-me-the-goods-monday-19/
    Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

  • Stacy

    So much great inspiration here! Thanks for featuring my filing cabinet makeover! 🙂

  • Jane @ Cottage at the Crossroads

    Wow! I didn’t know there was so much you could do to a filing cabinet! This is an awesome roundup and thanks for including mine! Those metal cabinets in the last photo are simply amazing!

  • Kelly Bonanno (@Savvysuburban_)

    I have an old metal file cabinet I want to makeover. So many awesome choices here!

  • Tricia

    How easy is it to change the fabric after it is dry? or is it permanent?

  • Deb Zimmerman

    A second one of your links don’t work. Don’t know how long this has been here but the links seem to be dead. Hope you will fix. Very very disappointing to click on a pic to find out how you did it and there is no more info.

  • Cathy

    I would love to continue reading the information on your blog. But unfortunately, I can’t see the typeface easily enough. I work on a computer all day, and the set up you have here: light font on white background, is too much of a strain on my eyes. Have you considered a darker background or font?

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