Chalkboard File Cabinet


A couple of ladies were putting on a city wide garage sale on about a month ago and I snagged up this file cabinet for $2.00. Some wear and tear, but all it needed was a little TLC. And then the poor file cabinet sat in our garage for months and months until I had a chance to work a little chalkboard paint magic and turned it into….ta da:Yes, that is the same file cabinet! Chalkboard paint makes it fun to decorate and create it your own. Materials:

  • Rust-oleum Black chalkboard spray paint
  • Valspar gray primer
  • Painter’s Tape
  • Rubber gloves
  • White chalk


Clean off the drawers. Remove any dirt or debris (I actually had to use a little Goo Gone to get rid of some sticky residue.)

Remove the drawers from the cabinet. Tape over the drawer glides and slides. Cover the drawers with tape, leaving only the drawer fronts exposed.

Spray paint the chest and drawers with primer. Let it dry.

Spray paint the drawers with chalkboard paint. (I used 3 fine coats of paint.) Set them aside to dry.

Once dry, decorate the file cabinet with chalk.

I want to hear – – what would you write on your own chalkboard file cabinet?

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