Friday, September 16, 2011

another makeover

I have an old file cabinet in my preschool room that holds all of my lesson plans
and other important things that I need to keep at hands reach.

Well, this summer as we painted the preschool room,
 I got to thinking that this old guy needed some paint too!

So...... I emptied it, and dragged it out to the garage.

I removed the hardware and sanded it quickly with a very fine sandpaper, then wiped it down with a damp cloth to remove any dust or dirt that might be on it.

I picked this "oh my gorgeous!" color to spray it with.....

 A couple of cans of spray paint later and, WALLLL-AAAA! It was transformed.

I looooove how it turned out!
It looks so happy in the preschool room!

(Incidentally, I turn the file cabinet like this so the kids can play with magnets on the side of it.
It's like an extra magnet board in the room!)

Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to find something else I can paint with this fabulous color! :):):)


Rachel said...

Ooooo I LOVE that color! Very nice!

Bobbi Jo said...

Looks great and I love the color! Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Ann said...

Joanne, very nice makeover. Never would have thought of doing that. I'm always shy of redoing anything metal - I guess I shouldn't be. The added bonus of another magnetic board is wonderful. Enjoy your weekend. ~Ann

Kris said...

That is a gorgeous colour!

cori said...

I am so copying this idea! You are brilliant! I have a file cabinet that always had a 'home' tucked away in a coat closet in our last house but I don't have that now so it will be out in my craft area so it will be great to beautify it.