Come on into my study. This is where I spend a lot of time on the computer. I would like to say I am rarely on the computer, but blogs don’t write themselves. 🙂
This is the view I have been hiding since we moved into the new house.
I REALLY don’t like the color of the file cabinet, at least not in this room. I wasn’t even going to keep a file cabinet in here, but alas it is a working office, so I have to have things like file cabinets and printers.
I don’t think I have ever seen a painted file cabinet, but why not? If you don’t like how yours looks, you can paint a file cabinet too.
I painted mine with homemade chalk(y) paint. You can find my chalk(y) paint recipe here. I then covered the piece with Fiddex clear wax.
On the other side of the room, I have a beautiful credenza, that I don’t think fits in here. I mentioned on FB, that I was going to sell it. I didn’t hear from anyone, so I sent it to a consignment store. My friend went over and bought it from the store. I wish she had bought it from me directly, because she could have saved over $100, oh well…
I bought a beautiful and functional antique cabinet for this wall. I just need to take some photos so I can show it to you.
I don’t think I have ever shown you the view with the antique doors closed, so here goes. They are usually open, but I thought you would enjoy seeing what they look like from this side.
If you are in the hallway looking it, you can see my desk.
I have actually made some changes this direction as well, and I’ll be showing you what I did to make this view just a little bit more interesting.
You can see more of the study here and here.
You are here because you like country French design I presume. I am teaming up with 4 awesome bloggers to bring you more, more, more Country French home design. This Sunday we’ll all be sharing our favorite way to add country French to a room. I’m taking notes because this will be GOOD. Sharon lives in France, Debbie used to live in France, Kim just came back from France not that long ago. I love France, but haven’t been there for years. Woo hoo!! Mark your calenders…
I like the idea of painting a file cabinet because I was going to get rid of my current metal ones when I re-do my “office.” I may try the chalky paint on the metal before I get rid of them! I wonder if I can chalk paint or weather the paneling in that room, too, as you did on your living room cabinets. (The “office” incidentally is across the hall from my “junk room” that will eventually turn into a craft room.) Being able to visualize rooms I like has been a good inspiration for getting ‘psyched’ to fix up the rooms in my house that have been essentially non-functional for years-so many years. Now if I can just find time between two teaching jobs, a gym job and the need to run five miles every day!! Thanks so much for the inspiration you provide-I love all the rooms in your home!
I think it looks great Anita and fits the room better. I can’t wait for Sunday.
Beautiful, however that was not an ugly filing cabinet. The one I am currently attempting to sell on Craigslist is ugly. Grayish metal tin with no hope for pretty handles. 🙁 Great job!!
Sharon B. says
That file cabinet looks so much better! I painted the file cabinets in our office a few years ago. They are the 3 foot wide kind that you see in offices. I have 4 of them, 2 stacked on top of the other and then put together to look like a wall of file cabinets. I got them for free and they were 2 different shades of beige, so I spray painted them taupe so they all match. They look so much better. I love spray paint. Fast and easy. But your chalk painted white cabinet looks even better. It fits in your office perfectly!
As always, this file cabinet looks wonderful. I love how your office is looking.
Shirley@Housepitality Designs says
Love your office and the file cabinet is fantastic…great job….and so looking forward to Sunday’s features!!!
Hi Anita. I never thought to paint my file cabinet, but I will have a paint brush in my hand tomorrow.
I love and I mean love the doors. I have never seen one like that. The frame is great. Is the glass Clear or opaque?
Looking forward to Sunday. Wish I had some of your energy.
Love the file cabinet after painting, dear friend!!!
I, too, am envisioning a piece of functional furniture painted in the very near future.
Thanks for always inspiring me!
I’ll be back to see all the Frenchy loveliness!!!
Hey Anita! So excited for Sunday! I cannot wait! I absolutely love your blog;) Love the filing cabinet as well.
Your office looks great. How clever are you to make your own paint to create a file cabinet that works so well in the room! Really looking forward to Sunday!
Pamela M. Zirbel says
Gorgeous and LOVE the pocket doors!!! So awesome!!! That cradenza in the pic is the one you sold? Eeeek!! I woudnt have! I have a huge one left from my parents estate [i got everything ie: furniture and papers and well..everything!] but I am debating about paint that one! I lvoe that chair and actually the whole room looks soo incredibly cozy !!!
I never thought about painting a file cabinet but I may need to try that. I love how yours turned out!