Rust to retro, a mini filing cabinet restoration.
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 me too. Both of these are for my sewing/craftroom/homeoffice, 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 brights. I like change in fact I embrace it. I hatched a plan.
Over the next few weeks I de-cluttered. The charity shop benefited, £175 raised from my de-clutter so far.
The first thing we up-cycled was thenext was the which I then moved into our bedroom. We then measured up for new worktops, I wanted wider and longer with the extra space I had gained from de-cluttering. I also needed the worktop slightly higher so adjustable legs were needed. We bought new wider grey worktops and adjustable legs from Ikea (where else?)
The Mini Filing Cabinet make-over:
From this to this in a few weeks…
… some of the process, fascinating or what? Taken apart, stripped, primed, painted with spray guns (big ones!) and polished.
A before and after: I love both but the new space is calmer, more organised and less chaotic
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?
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 notice my new vintage camera ‘shelfie’ ? again I think its less cluttered but still adorable?
I will show you the rest of the room soon and the shelves too!
…and Marc x (of course without whom etc etc)