I’d been hunting down a cheap filing cabinet for ages, and although I originally wanted a metal set, found this $15 MDF set at my local Salvation Army store. It fits under the desk nicely, and is sturdy enough to cope with out bank statements and tax receipts.
It is a long way from perfect though – the finish is not only hideous, it’s crappy. Honestly, I’m pretty sure that instead of using veneer, they’ve used cardboard. Needless to say, when I pulled off the price tag, this happened…
SO the plan is to lightly key sand the current finish, then paint. There’s no way a piece of furniture of this quality is ever going to have a perfect finish, so I think that pretty much rules out a gloss finish, which is what I would normally do with this type of ‘high function, minimal aesthetic’ furniture. I was thinking that using spray paint instead of a roller might be an easy solution, but given the weather that’s coming our way, I think rolling in the garage will be my only option 😦
I have a sample pot of a grey mistint, and because it’s a flat, will hide a multitude of sins (my dodgy paint skills included). I’m keen to include some interest too, so was thinking a pattern might be in order. Nothing complex, maybe something like this:
Or, I might do something entirely different – who knows!