Filing Cabinet restoration From Rust to Retro
Vintage Filing Cabinet Obsession in the Sewing Room
Yet another restoration from my very talented other half. He has been busy, busy, busy in January. Not only did he make me a superb industrial shelving unit to be revealed at a later date but Marc also restored a mini filing cabinet for for my sewing/craft room/home office multi functional room. I decided in November that everything felt as if it was crowding in on me, I felt the need for more calm and less clutter, more soothing colours and less dazzling bright. I like change in fact I embrace it. Over the next few weeks I de-cluttered. The charity shop benefited, £175 raised from my de-clutter so far.
We measured up for new worktops, I wanted wider and longer as I had extra space gained from de-cluttering. I also needed the worktop slightly higher so adjustable legs were needed. We bought the wide grey worktops and adjustable legs from Ikea.
Next was this two drawer mini filing cabinet, rescued from rust and ruin and turned into a retro piece of furniture perfect to go under the desk in the sewing room.
A Mini Filing Cabinet make-over. From this to this in a few weeks
A fresh new Filing cabinet Tadaah!
Do you see what I mean? Now when I walk into this room I am ready to work, less distraction too .Brighter, calmer and less cluttered, not a huge change but exactly what I wanted. The grey desktops work so well and make the room feel very warm and welcoming. I’m loving it so far how about you?
A note on Grey . . .
I know grey has been around for aaaages, indeed we painted the whole of the hall in our old house a ‘battle ship’ grey in 1999! I loved it then and I love it now. I am therefore embracing grey in 2016, 17 years later. Did you spotmy new vintage camera ‘shelfie’ ? again I think its less cluttered but still adorable?
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