A great idea to transform an old wood file cabinet into a modern and decorative planter. We love these ideas to take advantage of and convert old objects and furniture to give them new alternative uses. Wood filing cabinets are elements that have been losing utility because it is increasingly less necessary to keep paper documents. With this idea we can transform them into beautiful flowerpots with a simple treatment.
Due to the material with which these wood file cabinet are made, they are eternal and with a little paint we can easily convert them into practical planters that with the proper precautions can last for many years. As in any process of transformation of an old piece of furniture, be it wood or metal, we will start with a good cleaning with the products that we usually use, water, soap, degreaser …
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After cleaning we will go to sanding to eliminate most of the old paint and especially the rust that the filer can have. Dismantle the drawers and rails; knock down the filing cabinet so that the opening is at the top. Then we will paint with the primer the entire surface of the wood file cabinet, both the exterior and the interior. Apply several light coats, at least three, so the finish will be much better.