I had this file cabinet that is very useful..
so it thought…let’s slap some patterned vinyl on there and make it pretty…cause life’s too short to have boring things…
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)
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…
Congratulations on PR&P.; I've been trying to decide on a fashion icon since I read the themes. I'll be sewing for boys if I manage to sew along so haven't found it as easy to decide. It's a really fun theme though.
I love all the vinyl ideas too.
Are you reading my mind? Haha I was just thinking about adding a safari touch to a filing cabinet for my craft room (the whole room is safari themed) and I was trying to decide how to do it.
I don't have a Cameo so while I love all your vinyl projects I never really get to put them to use….but this is right up my alley! Thanks!
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SueAnn Lommler says
Wow! Those transformations are amazing
Very interesting transformation. I like using vinyl!
Neat! I can see where this would get really addicting, wanting to cover everything in sight 😉