What was once a work cabinet 

I originally posted about this flat file cabinet here. The E-One Treasure

This cabinet was ugly and rusty.

Ok. That’s not nice. 

I often feel ugly and after working too hard the day before, I feel a little rusty too.

She’s a beauty just waiting for a make-over.


Here are my inspiration pictures.

We can do this!!!

All the pieces were disassembled and pulled out into the yard. Hardware was removed and prepared to paint.

My spider fearing friends need to look away NOW.

This baby was hiding in the cabinet. Goodness knows how long it’s been growing in there cause he was HUGE!!!!


You would think sanding metal wouldn’t be so gross.

It was gross.

Each drawer had to be prepared and painted separately. There were 5 drawers and the shell. Carport renovation has things a little higely pigely so finding a place to work can be challenging. 

The hardware was in great shape so I just gave it a spray paint face lift.

Only one thing was a challenge.

A missing wheel.

A wheel that the drawer slides in on.

Here is where ingenuity and imagination comes in.

Dad? I need a wheel for the file cabinet. One is missing and I have no idea where it is. 

He says “well I saw it but I have no idea where it is.” 

Enter an old table leg and a saw. 

I feel a little like Fred Flintstone.

Here she is all painted and put together. 

I want to use this piece for an exact purpose so it needed a little height.

Enter Amazon Prime 

This beauty is now our coffee table. 

I want to style the top with a basket or tray to hold our tv remotes and what nots but I’m loving it! 

About Charmadawn

Jesus lover 💜 Wife of Steve for 36 years 💜 Mom to 2 grown kiddos 💜 BB to grandsons Jack, Luke and Patrick Joseph 💜5 years ago we purchased, Rescued and Restored a 118 year old farmhouse and we live together as a multigenerational household. Come follow our crazy. Isaiah 54:7
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1 Response to What was once a work cabinet 

  1. Renee says:

    I LOVE IT!!! You are good!


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