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file cabinet expressions vinyl

so, i don’t know if you follow me on facebook or instagram…
but I’m in this season of Project run and play.
and holy. am i in over my head or what!
but i’m excited
nothing lights my creative juices like a competition. and i feel like i’ve been in a crafting rut!
they announced the themes so you can start projects and sew along
which leads me to this question…
who is YOUR fashion icon?
let’s get on with some vinyl…

I had this file cabinet that is very useful..
and black.

and plain..
so it thought…let’s slap some patterned vinyl on there and make it pretty…cause life’s too short to have boring things…

it sits under my desk so just the file cabinet front is visible…

and i chose this pretty teal polka dot…

and grabbed a ruler, pencil, scissors (and an exacto knife (not pictured…well..it’s pictured later…) and my two drawer file used a 12×24 piece of vinyl (i had to piece the bottom a little around the lock)

I just wanted to cover the fronts of the cabinet and i found out it helps to pull out the drawer at little while you do it…

i just cut the vinyl to size…and unpeeled the backing off a little ways and attached the top…then i started smoothing it down and then i would take a little more off the back and smooth that down…it went really quick!

but i was left with the handle all covered….

see..here’s the exacto knife! i just cut out around it! (you could totally be anal and measure and have it all cut before hand…but anal ain’t my style)

so MUCH better~!

such a quick easy project–it only took minutes…! and you don’t have to have a cutting machine to do it.
now if only i could clean my desk it would all look so nice!!!!

i just got legs for my desk (from ikea) so my desk actually looks relatively clean (for today)

and here’s so more great ideas that you could do with a file cabinet (or dresser) with vinyl…

you could use all these fun patterned vinyl on each drawer!

go HERE to see all the fun patterened vinyl!
or if you have a cutter..you could cut some cute shapes…
cut some stripes…
and did you know expressions vinyl has chalkboard vinyl?
(go here and scroll down to speciality)
but you could cover the front in chalkboard and write yourself some reminders!


About Kimbo

Kimbo blogs at A girl and a glue gun--where she puts her hot glue gun to good use (as well as her vinyl cutter and sewing machine) She loves all crafts and is thrifty (the nice way to say she's cheap) So she is constantly trying to come up with fast and easy projects that won't break the bank! She lives in Idaho with her hot husband and 3 kiddos.