FriDIY: Filing Cabinet Makeover

Say Goodbye to Boring Filing Cabinets!

This week we decided to makeover our office filing cabinet. It started out as a boring old cabinet and was turned into a stylish office piece.

This is a great project if you have a home office, or just want to spruce up your work space. What was once an eyesore, designed solely for function, can now be a beautiful part of your office décor.

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Supplies:
Filing Cabinet (ours measures 52″ tall, 15″ wide, and 25″ deep)
1 Roll Dandelion NuWallpaper
1 Roll Taupe Zig Zag NuWallpaper
Smoothing Kit (includes smoother & craft knife)

Here’s how to do it:

Step 1: Remove all the hardware you can. We were unable to remove the drawer latches, but worked around them.
Step 2: Starting on one side, begin applying the Dandelion NuWallpaper. Slowly remove the backing as you work your way down the cabinet.
Step 3: Match up your seams and fold the NuWallpaper over the front of the cabinet.
Note: This step may be easier if you cut this strip of the NuWallpaper to the size you need first (plus a little extra) and then remove the backing vertically instead of horizontally.
Step 4: Cover the other side and top.
Step 5: Cut out the drawers, leaving extra material around the opening edges.
Step 6: Diagonally cut in the drawer corners and fold them under.
Step 7: Beginning at the top drawer, cover the drawer faces with the Taupe Zig Zag NuWallpaper.
Step 8: When you hit the drawer latch, cut an X in the NuWallpaper to allow the latch to pull through. Remove the excess.
Step 9: Keep moving down, not cutting between the drawers to keep a continuous pattern match.
Step 10: Once all drawers are covered, cut between them, folding in the edges.
Step 11: Remove the excess material on the sides and fold in the edges.
Step 12: Reattach hardware.

 Office Decorating IdeasFloral Filing Cabinet DIY Stylish Filing Cabinet Makeover

Using peel and stick wallpaper for this project makes it super easy to accomplish. The mixture of the dandelion and chevron prints looks modern in a chic neutral color palette.

Looking for more patterns? We’ve got a huge selection of NuWallpaper with something for everyone.

If you decide to do this project, we would love to see! Tag us Instagram @WallPops with the hashtag #FriDIY.

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