the dove tree

where good things grow.

a file cabinet re-do


over the last few days i’ve been cleaning and organizing like crazy.

wiping out the pantry,  packing up clothes the kids have outgrown,

re- arranging the laundry room and sorting through the toy bins.

(i feel like i finally have time now that we’re on summer break.)

so, the other day in the middle of my cleaning spree

(while  i was neurotically wiping off the bookcase)

i looked up and saw papers.

piles and piles of papers.

papers with no place to call home.

i knew we needed a place for these stacks and fast.



within minutes i was on craig’s list and found this file cabinet for $25.00!

it was just what i needed!

pure, sweet luck.

i went  to pick it up and on the way home grabbed a couple of cans of the most lovely teal spray paint.



and 2-3 coats later…


 here she is!

all painted up and looking oh, so sweet.

i love that color.

that lovely, lovely color.

be still my heart.


after i awkwardly drug it inside and got it into place

i stuck a dry erase board to the side using

 double-sided foam tape.


i then took some of jonah’s old flash cards

snipped them down to size

and slipped them into place.

the perfect finishing touch. : )


 i filled her full

(and i do mean full)

of those sky high stacks of papers.

and, i’m a much, much happier girl.

2 Comments on a file cabinet re-do

  1. Cherie
    June 4, 2013 at 1:26 pm (6 years ago)

    Oh, it turned out great! I really like it!!

  2. mia
    June 4, 2013 at 1:31 pm (6 years ago)

    Thank you!


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