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ORC Week 4- File Cabinet Upcycle

It’s One Room Challenge week 4! Check out every one else here!

This week I was bound and determined to find a cool nightstand for my dude's room and honestly didn't know what exactly I was looking for.

I came across a metal filing cabinet while on a thrift hunt and thought "hell, for $5, I'll give it a go."

I brought that baby home with me, hammered out a couple of dents and then got to work.

The handles popped out easily enough so I set those to the side and gave them a quick spray with black Plastidip because I had it on hand.

I sanded the cabinet down with 120 grit sandpaper just to remove the shine and get a smooth surface. Then I cleaned it all up with a household cleaner and a towel.

Once dry, I primed using Rustoleum's clean metal primer spray and let it dry for a few hours.

My son chose yellow for his nightstand color and I had the perfect one on hand, leftover from my hallway and entryway murals.

This is Glidden Mecca Gold and it makes me so happy. I chose a flat sheen for my murals so I thought it was perfect for this upcycle.

I brushed on the first coat and let it dry for an hour or so.

I rolled the second and third coats with foam roller with proper dry time in between.

Once that dried for a couple of hours after the last coat, I sprayed it all over with a matte polycrylic sealant, popped the handles back in and that was that!

Its so stinking cute and we absolutely love it against the green in his room.



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