Even as an only semi-responsible adult, I have enough paperwork to justify the need for a file cabinet. I've owned one in every apartment I've ever had and have decorated them six ways to Sunday. They've never quite looked this good, though, and all it took was a simple piece of scrap stone.
File cabinets are relatively easy items to spray paint. The less adventurous could take them to be painted, but a custom hue is a sure fire way to make these industrial pieces find a true place in your home and in your heart.
The tops of older filing cabinets have usually seen a great deal of wear, and although their corners and sides are still square, the tops often sink down a little, making them appear less attractive. Better Homes and Gardens suggests using a small piece of stone to cover the top and give the cabinet a bit of polish. Marble, granite, and even concrete would all be great options.
You can head to local stone outlets and pick up small pieces like this for far less than you think. This would also make a great kitchen island workspace, a wet bar in your living room, or even a place to set a drink in your basement man cave. What do you think of the idea?
(Image: Better Homes and Gardens)