I've been organizing my office space, trying to get books on shelves and to get rid of things I no longer want/need. I decided to get rid of my file cabinet.
The file cabinet was being utilized as storage for only a few files so I decided to go from a cabinet to a box. I had an old cardboard banker's box that would do the trick. It is ugly and doesn't really go with the whole "look how cool I am. . . I'm organized AND stylish" look I'm going for.
Start with your ugly box, some fabric (or patterned paper) and some spray adhesive. Also grab a pair of good scissors.
Cut your fabric to cover the outside of the box.
on your fabric.
Fold the fabric in at the bottom like you are wrapping a present. Squirt some adhesive under the fabric and stick it to the box.
Fold in the fabric to the inside of your box and tack into place with the adhesive.
Finished! Fill with files. . . .
If I do it again:
I think a pretty wrapping paper would be an excellent thing to cover this box with. I also toyed with the idea of burlap. . . I do adore the texture of burlap!