Tuesday, October 11, 2016

{ DIY Filing Cabinet to Garment Organizer for under $10!! }

Welcome back to my little blog & happy Wednesday! I'm so sorry I've been off my regular schedule of blogging 4-5 days a week, but this past weekend was very hard on our little family. When life throws curve balls for no reasons to good people it literally makes you want to snap...We're trying to stay calm & think that the "higher power" has another plan, but let's just say some "people" are cruel. Anyways we're going to be okay & after some regrouping I decided I needed to get back to my work aka TQS & I had just the project to feature today!!! So a few days back I spotted these 2 black filing cabinets being pitched & I've been wanting some, soooo of COURSE I snagged them!! They were in fair condition & I knew I wanted one for my husband's office { I'll be blogging SOON} & the other I wanted to DIY for our master bedroom into an undergarment organizer!! So a little back story...we came from having "his & hers" pretty large closets at our condo. When we moved into this home we only had one little walk-in-ishh closet & so we decided to make that into a vanity. We picked up some +IKEA USA  built-in style closets & a middle piece that was just a cheapy white organizer from +Target ! I wanted something more cozy & cottagey with more room, so I broke out the +Walmart  Waverly brand chalk paint & got to work!!!  

S U P P L I E S:
  • Paint Brush or Sponge Brush
  • Chalk Paint of any kind
  • Brillo pad to distress or sand paper
  • Dark Wax
  • Tags/labels or use paper

D I R E C T I O N S:

  • Wash entire cabinet & dry.
  • Apply 2-3 coats chalk paint { messy or uneven doesn't matter }
  • Distress in spots where natural "wear & tear" would happen
  • Hit those distressed spots with dark wax & wipe extra off
  • Add tags/ labels

I decided to leave the inside black for more contrast & to save paint. I hit all the edges with dark wax for that rusted/ aged look!

I kept the styling simple with a little lamp from +HomeGoods  & some flowers from +Hobby Lobby . The metal watering can & chalkboard charm are from +Kohl's .

I love this little customized garment organizer!! It's so deep & gives the room so much charm with the generic closet built-ins!

I had some old business cards laying around, so I used the backs for the labels. Of course my Sharpie decided to run out..Anyways I love the way they turned out! The old rustic charm gives our little cottage bedroom even more charm than before. I will be doing a fall tour of our bedroom & some new things happening in our cozy room asap!

I used the dark wax to hit the handles & chip a few areas etc..

 What do you guys think of this simple & thrifty DIY? I mean for under $10 & the charm & storage it adds has me in love!!!! Let me know below what you guys think?

Wishing you all a happy Wednesday!!!!

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