To be honest I don’t feel like I’m old enough to be an adult. And while I’m still pretty new at adulting at the age of 24 I still feel like I’m somewhere around age 17. Like I feel as though I shouldn’t have my own home or go grocery shopping every week or get to stay out as late as I want. But that’s the other funny thing, I’m also a really old soul in that a good time on Friday night to me is getting a full 8 hours of sleep.
Every now and then though I’ll have a moment where the fact that I am an adult really hits me, realizing we needed a filing cabinet was one of those. What we have files and important documents and bills that need a place to hang out in our house?! Yes, Kate, yes you do.
So we bought a filing cabinet, second hand of course. My day job was selling a bunch of older ones so I purchased one for $15 (not too shabby!). But of course I had to spiff him up a bit.
This picture isn’t quite a before more like “I thought I wanted to spray paint it black but changed my mind and used paint stripper to scrap it off” photo. Which I was really nervous about painting over it because of how it looked but SPOLIER: It turned out fine!
I decided to go with chalk paint because it’s the answer to everything. The color is Sherwin Williams Gris (SW 7659) I sanded the surface to rough it up some and then applied one coat of Kiltz primer. After that it was two quick coats of chalk paint and done!
I haven’t quite decided if I want to put a clear coat on or not. I tried wax on a small project the other day and to be honest I’m not a fan. I think I kind of like the matte look though. I took some paper and cut to size and just suck it in the handle. It was hard to paint in there so that was just a quick way to hide (most) of it.
Now the really funny thing is the files still haven’t made it into the filing cabinet… I should probably get on that, and buying a new shade for that lamp!
Until next time,