DIY Glam Industrial Filing Cabinet


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I like the fact that the black file boxes with the silver snaps repeats the rivet pattern from the desk. And it has the same black and silver color combination.

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Then there’s the functional part…those casters mean I can move that filing cabinet anywhere just be pushing it. And the wheel locks mean it can stay in place if I need it to.

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- 12″ wide x 12″ deep x 24″ tall shelving unit - Painter’s pyramid stands* - Mirror effect spray paint* - 2 in. General-Duty Rubber Swivel Caster with Brake, Black

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How To Build A DIY Glam Industrial Filing Cabinet 

STEP 1: GET THE RIGHT SIZE OF CABINET This is the shelf that I started with. It was part of a closet organizer set at one point, but had been re-purposed for another project (that I’m no longer using).

STEP 2: SPRAY PAINT The first step to creating a glam industrial file cabinet is to spray paint the shelving unit with silver spray paint.

STEP 3: ATTACH CASTERS If you took your shelves apart to paint them, put them back together before attaching the casters.

STEP 4: ADD THE FILE BOXES These file boxes come with a lid but it doesn’t really work since it fits on top of the file tabs, and it makes the box wider than my shelf. So I just don’t use the lids.

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