6.07.2010

pretty 'new' filing cabinet

T and I have been wanting to get a filing cabinet since we got settled in our house last year to store all our important bills, house things, bills, Gibson stuff, bills, etc.  When we bought the new desk last fall at the PB outlet [for a great deal, I might add], I saw a cute little filing cabinet that was the same color and a [pretty] good deal, but there was a huge nick in the drawer and T was not cool with that.  So we decided to keep looking.

It's now the end of May and we still haven't found anything worth it.  Office Depot had one, but it was way to expensive to be so cheap looking, and the PB ones are just way to much moolah.  We checked out Craigslist to see if there were any potential-looking ones, and we got very lucky!  We picked it up a few weeks ago, and actually finished painting and re-doing the hardware all in one day!  Pretty good for us (we usually start a project, and then finish it months later, see evidence of this here).

I just love how it turned out, and now I have a little more space to store things, now that I'm working from home in my new job!

Here are the befores.....





[sorry for the blurriness... it's hard to take photos at night with a carport light.]

And the afters!






We are very pleased with how it turned out!  We got our cute knobs from anthropologie, and spray painted the card holders that were already on it, and then just moved the placement around.  T had the great idea of putting the word for 'files' in different languages, so the top drawer is French, and the bottom Italian.

Stay tuned for our office revamp in the next few weeks [or so].

11 comments:

Audrey said...

you, my dear, are impressive. Love the cabinet (love the sms trash can in the photo even more!) xo

lauren @ gathering moss said...

haha i clicked over from google reader to comment about the sms trash can too ;) love it. the cabinet turned out great - what a fab craigslist find.

Martha said...

hehe, I knew some SMS girl would spot that. I will say it's a perfect office trashcan, thanks to my sweet mommy!

Jesse Faris said...

I saw the word "dossier" and thought "Martha's adopting?!" How funny is that. (Should've known it is just the French word for documents. Ha! LOVE!)

Mandi said...

Grant and I were just admiring this desk this weekend at PB outlet! (not quite as good a deal right now, though) :(

One day project! Way to go! Thats definitely NEVER happened at our house.

It looks great!

Margie said...

love it love it!

Aaron said...

Dang Gina!

Jillian said...

love the makeover and love the you're sweet little office space!

Hilary Dow-Ward said...

New job from home? Do tell, what are you up to these days?

Amy said...

Love the filing cabinet! Too cute! Can you please come to Oxford, and make cute furniture for me?!?

Jackson Gaydosh said...

Those knobs are definitely good. They are small yet they add a nice look to your filing cabinet. It's a great piece, and it fits in that room perfectly.