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March 3, 2015

Oak Curved Front File Cabinet

I have a quick furniture makeover to share with you today.  A couple of weeks ago Mr. Frugalista left the house to so kindly wash my van.  He came home with a spic and span van along with some extra cargo in the back.

Oak curved front file cabinet before and after

The car wash is beside what used to be our local Goodwill Store.  They moved last summer but obviously not to knowledge of whomever left this sitting outside their old doorstep.

Oak curved front file cabinet before

Also in the back of the van was a large oak table that he found during a detour to our local Salvation Army Store on his way home.  That should have been a good thing right?  I should have been doing the happy dance but instead he had me reduced to tears.

If you guys only saw the amount of unfinished furniture we have kicking around this darn house right now. The basement bedroom, the upstairs guest room, the workshop, the side shed, the back shed, the media room, and even the neighbor's garage!

Swallowing back the tears I told him, "NO MORE FURNITURE, there's only one of me and in case you haven't noticed we're bursting at the seams over here"!  And his response was the same as it always is, "but how could I pass these up".

Oak curved front file cabinet after a makeover

Since I had the cans of Old White and Pebble Beach chalk paint already opened while working on my French Desk Makeover I decided to tackle this piece too.

I lightly distressed the edges like the desk and gave it a coat of clear wax. The drawer fronts got a coat of white wax to soften the grey.

Oak curved front file cabinet painted in Old White and Pebble Beach chalk paint

I lined the two drawers with the same Old World Map wrapping paper that I used on the drawers of the desk.  Waste not want not!

Oak curved front file cabinet drawers lined with Old World Map wrapping paper

I loved the original hardware so I spray painted them with Rustoleum Heirloom White and distressed them a little revealing some of the original finish.

Oak curved front file cabinet original hardware spray painted Heirloom White

Despite not appreciating it showing up amidst the clutter, I am happy to have rescued this poor little cabinet from being abandoned on a vacant doorstep.

Oak curved front file cabinet makeover Before and After

I was hoping it would have sold with the desk but no such luck.  Hopefully it'll find a new home soon...as in VERY soon!

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