Feeling the itch to get crafty? Take an old filing cabinet from your classroom and spruce it up with some of these awesome ideas. And voilà, your classroom just got a sweet upgrade!

1. You can’t go wrong with a polka-dotted file cabinet. All you need is your favorite color paint!

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Via: Pinterest

2. Chalkboard File Cabinet!

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Learn how to make it here: Design Improvised!

3. Upcycle an old filing cabinet. Add some wood at the top and make it look just like a vintage piece of furniture.

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Via: 320 Sycamore

4. Use duct tape or washi tape on the edges of your file cabinet for a whole new sharp look.

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Via: My Own Twist on Things

5. Use light blue spray paint and state/metro/country maps to transform these eye sores into cute sister state storage!

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Learn how to make them here: QuarDecor

6. Spray Paint and Contact Paper Makeover!

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Via: Sew Much Music

7. Vintage File Cabinet with Mid-Century Legs Makeover

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Via: Lovely Chaos

8. Attribute a different color to all different tables. Table group jobs become much easier!

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Via: mrsleeskinderkids.blogspot.com

9. Mod podge wrapping paper to your file cabinet and give your classroom a whole new look!

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Via: Mrs. Lee’s Kindergarten

10. Newspaper Vintage File Cabinet

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Via: Home Talk

11. Motivational File Cabinet With Spray Paint

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Via: I Heart Planners

12. Use strips of duct tape (or mod podge) and scrapbook paper, to transform an ugly file cabinet into an super cute one!

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Via: Mrs. Lee’s Kindergarten

13. Dress up your file cabinet with washi tape and label each drawer for a full effect!

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Via: Glitter and Glue 4 K-2

14. Use the back of your file cabinet to hang some cute “helpers cards”, “Alphabets” “Anchor charts” etc. The extra vertical space is always useful in a classroom!

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Via: The First Grade Made

15. Beautiful & fun, steel craft file cabinet!

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Via: Etsy

16. Because everybody loves rainbow file cabinets!

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Via: Pinterest

17. Transform your file cabinets into an adorable reading nook for the classroom!

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Via: Good House Keeping

18. Turn two file cabinets into another display area!

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Via: Just Reed

19. Combine a few file cabinets with an old wooden table top to create this awesome countertop space

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Learn how to make it here: Little Gray Table

20. All you need is spray paint and painter’s tape to make this beauty!

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Learn how to make it here: Pretty Providence

21. Match your file cabinets to your “commode” for a cuteness overload!

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Via: Pinterest

22. Use spray paint and your favorite stencils to make this adorable file cabinet.

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Learn how to make it here: The Happy Housie

23. If you’re not the most crafty person, then colored spray paint might be your best bet!

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Learn how to make it here: Saddle Up for 2nd Grade

24. A coat of chalkboard paint makes labeling your drawers easy!

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Via: Mox & Fodder


Do you have some awesome file cabinets in your classroom? Send in your photos for a chance to be featured!

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