DIY File Cabinet Update

DIY File Cabinet Update

Hi Crafters! It’s Erin back again this month from The Blue Eyed Dove. Chances are if you’ve ever needed a small filing cabinet for your home or office you probably purchased something that looks similar to this…

DIY File Cabinet Update

Boring…and very basic, isn’t it!? But when you work from home like I do a file cabinet is a necessity.

Recently, I decided to give this file cabinet a new look {and add some much-needed personality!}.



Contact Paper


Gold Spray Paint



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  1. Remove the handles from the file cabinet using a screwdriver.
  2. Spray paint the handles and let dry.
  3. Cut a sheet of contact paper for each drawer, making sure it is a little longer and wider than the drawer itself.
  4. Attach each piece of contact paper to the drawer slowly, and be sure to smooth out any air bubbles as you move across the drawer.
  5. Once the contact paper is attached trim the access paper until you have about a quarter of an inch left on all sides.
  6. Next, cut the paper at an angle from each corner and attach to the drawer’s edges. {This will allow you to cover the edges without bending the contact paper.} Then fold the paper over all edges to cover.
  7. Lastly, poke a small hole through the contact paper with your screwdriver and reattach the handles.

That’s it!

DIY File Cabinet Update

Now you can admire your beautiful new file cabinet!

DIY File Cabinet Update

DIY File Cabinet Update

So much more personality, don’t you think!?

Have a great week!


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Erin is a born and raised Hoosier. She attended Indiana University where she studied journalism. After taking a break from writing post college, she realized something was missing from her life and started her blog, The Blue Eyed Dove. Erin is a self-proclaimed girly girl and loves all things crafty. She is a big fan of color and tends to use it a lot in her home décor and DIY projects. Even though she is crafter by heart, like any true girly girl Erin also enjoys keeping up with the latest fashion trends, entertaining and party planning, attempting to learn how to cook and make healthy recipes and discussing some of her favorite Bravo Real Housewives from time to time on her blog.

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