With Christmas behind us (and all of the outside lights and decorations down already - yipee!) I have been in the mood to do a slight home office make-over. I seem to "tire" of the set-up here fairly regularly, believe it or not, yet never seem to have the TIME to do anything about it ..so what better time than to tackle it now, right?
I have re-arranged the furniture and have established a separate office space (meaning computer area) away from the designing/workstation area (where many a design creations come together). I will also be revamping where and how our samples (fabric books, wallpaper books, etc.) are displayed and de-cluttering and re-organizing our catalog space. Whew...I'd say I have my work cut out for me during my TIME OFF (Off? Yea right!). That's just me though...why not use my time productively to create a change that I will enjoy in 2013!
Now...as for this post. Let's get on with the DIY project I have in mind. I went on a search for "pretty file cabinets"...yes, that is right - pretty. For all of our office info, price lists and client files, etc...I must keep these ugly, not to mention, large, file cabinets. I don't see how other designers can even function without them! I see some of their offices on here...that are stunning really...but no file cabinets....how is that???
Here is what I found that inspired me...and gave me hope that these pieces could have a little beauty maybe!
Our file cabinets are 4-drawers (see I told you they were large!). Isn't this a neat idea to totally change the look? This is wallpaper that is applied to the fronts using Mod Podge (Hey, I remember that stuff from the 70's I think it was!). I intend to try this process to see what I can come up with. Now, I'm "on the hunt" for the perfect wallpaper for this home-office file cabinet makeover! When it's done, I may even share the outcome with you.
If you want more details on this DIY project go here for full instructions that seem simple enough...even for me!
Have a "Simply Irresistible" Day!
Image Credit: Design Sponge