But did I mention they are ugly?
Check out the monster in my closet:
That was a bad idea.
Filing cabinet, meet paintable wallpaper!
Since the usual method of applying wallpaper involves getting the paper wet and then applying it to a wall. Well that doesn't work quite the same with a metal file cabinet. So I used handy dandy spray adhesive! That stuff is amazing and it's only $6.99. You can get it at almost any craft store!
Obviously I need to cut my grass. But I laid the cabinet on the side so that I could do one at a time. I definitely suggest wearing plastic gloves when working with spray adhesive because it gets sticky and gets all over the place.
I did the same thing on the other side of the cabinet. I cut a small piece for the bottom edge of the cabinet, making sure that the tiles line up.
It was actually fairly quick and easy. To cover all the sides only took me a few minutes. I used a razor to cut down the excess on the sides to get a good fit.
After everything was attached I used regular white gloss spray paint and covered the entire thing with several coats. I also spray painted the drawers the same white color.
The plain white drawers still looked a little too "file-cabinet-y" so I added this wallpaper border I found on clearance an eon ago to give it some classic personality.
And here's the final product:
Linked to:Christina's Adventures: 20 Below Thursday DIY Dreamer, Lil Luna, Savvy Southern Style, Primitive & Proper House of Grace House of Hepworths Beyond the Picket Fence