Painting Filing Cabinets with Lacquer {Peach and Coral!}

My husband, bless his cute little heart thought I was crazy to buy three of these filing cabinets from the local thrift store. I had a vision, and I was not leaving without them. Little did I know they were heavier than all get out. We kind of hoped they had gold bars stowed inside, but all we found was a bunch of junk and a lot of grime inside.

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It took me all day to scrub them. You see, I was secretly planning to keep them for myself. Shhhh, don’t tell Dan. He thought I was selling them at the Hoard Sale.

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I painted them with lacquer and let me tell ya, that is no easy task. That stuff smells like finger nail polish times 1,000.

If you want a tutorial on how to paint furniture with lacquer, check out this post. It is the best way to paint furniture to last, but it’s a LOT of work. If you want to learn how to paint furniture with spray paint which is a little less intense, check out THIS post.

Luckily I have friends who I can bribe to come do projects with me.

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The color I had the lacquer tinted was Behr Modestly Peach, and the color is ADORABLE! The coral one is Coral Expression by Behr also.

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We painted the hardware with Krylon Brass spray paint, and my vision began to come to fruition.

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The crazy thing!?! I actually sold them at the Hoard Sale after all!!! WHA…..!?!? Just wait until you see what I found to put in the spot instead!

coral and peach filing cabinets

I wish I would have A, took better pictures of these, and B, kept just ONE for myself.

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If you are one of the lucky three that bought these darling cabinets, PLEASE send me pictures of them in your rooms! I want to see!

Becci from Little Nugget Republic bought one and I am sooo excited for her!! You can see the cute peach color better in her photo:

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xoxo,

Hope you had a great weekend!

-Brooke

Comments

  1. 1

    OMG Brooke…these came out adorable!! I bought a teeny filing cabinet a month ago and have been trying to think of something to do with it and you gave me some rad ideas! :) I seriously don’t know HOW you parted with these!! too cute.

  2. 2

    I want those!!! Love the colors!!

  3. 3

    Wow!!! These are beautiful, Brooke. I can easily see why they sold! Pinning!

    Val

  4. 4

    Wait….what!? I’m dying! These are sooo freakin’ adorable. Makes me wanna go out and save the first ugly file cabinet I see. I need one! Also, did you change something about your blog design or maybe I’m just going nuts? It looks different!

  5. 5

    Oh my goodness – how did you NOT keep one of those beauties for yourself?!? Love them all!!!

  6. 6

    Your hubs is a trooper- mine would have really fought me on a project like this. But I would have LOVED proving him wrong if it turned out as great as these did. LOVE them Brooke!!! I would have had a hard time parting with them after all the love & work into them – but oh my- now the love can be spread out.

  7. 7

    Oh! They are so pretty! I was never much of a pink girl (or any of its neighboring colors), but pair gold with a pink or coral…and I cannot get enough!

  8. 8

    These are so dang cute!!! You’re crazy talented :)

  9. 9

    I love these! I’m a huge fan of filing cabinets, I have no idea why. Hey what sprayer do you use?

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