Monday, January 25, 2010

Decoupage Out of Control!!!

I love making boring everyday things, unboring and un-everyday :) I am slowly transforming the things in my house to reflect that :) Here is my latest decoupage project;



I think I probably have Kristen to thank because she was the one who first introduced me to the wonderful bliss of Mod Podge in college! Then I found this site and the creative projects just took off!



I started by cleaning the whole cabinet and taking out the drawers. I also took off the handles, but unfortunately no amount of unscrewing and hand tools could get the lock out, so I just left it on :( The I measured and cut my fabric. After that easy breezy, paint down your decoupage and then lay your fabric over it. I also coated the outside with another layer of Mod Podge.



While I was at it I figured I would make a matching light switch cover too! :)

20 comments:

Kristen said...

Yes, Mod Podge is addictive!! I like the file cabinet though I think David would not appreciate me doing that particular pattern to the one in his office :)

sunflowerlin said...

You could use any pattern you wanted to ;)

http://modpodgerocks.blogspot.com/2010/01/filing-cabinet-little-differently.html

http://modpodgerocks.blogspot.com/2009/09/theres-something-posh-about-wallpapered.html

http://modpodgerocks.blogspot.com/2009/08/fix-up-ur-filing-cabinet.html

http://modpodgerocks.blogspot.com/2009/09/i-think-filing-cabinets-are-pretty-much.html

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Nice to know there may be hope for an old metal filing cabinet we have in our garage!

A. Dodson's said...

Um.... Totally doing this!!!

Amy said...

OMG! I doing this. Is there a tutorial on this?

Angie said...

Love this idea! I have an ugly tool chest in my sewing room that is screaming for a makeover like this. Any tips on how you did it???

Angie said...

I am now a new follower :)

Renae said...

I was looking at my ugly filing cabinet last night thinking - if only it were prettier! Well now you've inspired me it will be!

Sandy said...

I found this on Pinterest and am so doing this to a 2 drawer file cabinet we use as an end table! Bought yards & yards (didn't realize how much) at a thrift store for a mere 99cents last week. Now I just need to find the time to get this done, my goal is before Thanksgiving!
Thanks so much for this great idea!

Kristol Faucheux said...

does it require a special type of Modge Podge when doing fabric?

sunflowerlin said...

I just used regular mod podge.
I made sure the metal and pieces were clean before I started.
Also you might skip the mod podge around the rims of the cabinets... Mine are so sticky now only my husband can get the drawer open for me lol!

Patty said...

What an incredibly cool Idea, I am sitting here looking at an old black cabinet that looks horrible this is an idea I can do and it does not look like it will take very long, thank you so much!!

strawberrymad said...

This looks great! About how much fabric did you use?

sunflowerlin said...

Les than 1.5 yards, but if you have s pattern to match up it might take more

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lexisan said...

Hi! I was just wondering how you got the file drawer handles off? Beautiful work by the way

Marcia Miller said...

OMG! I saw this on a facebook page and followed the links to this sight! I don't have a filing cabinet...but I sure have one of those very heavy, not to mention ugly metal office desks. I am hoping to do that to the desk and that would make me very happy as it's in my bedroom and its just doesn't make me happy looking at it. Truly an eye sore. Thank you for this super duper idea!!!!

Debbie Turnbull said...

This is a GREAT idea. I have a very large file cabinet that I was debating on painting. You have inspired me to combind this and painting. I think I may paint the drawers and modge podge the cabinet. Thank you. Should I confcider a coat of poly acrylic to make cleaning easier?

Laura Williamson said...

Thank you. I have a file cabinet was ready to throw it out. Now all I hsve to do is to find the right fabric. Thanks again :) ♥it

Ashley Rymer said...

I was just wondering the name of the fabric? Adorable!