A cabinet is a box-shaped piece of furniture

A cabinet is a box-shaped piece of furniture with doors or drawers for storing miscellaneous items. Some cabinets stand alone while others are built into a wall or are attached to it like a medicine cabinet. Cabinets are typically made of wood (solid or with veneers or artificial surfaces), coated steel (common for medicine cabinets), or synthetic materials. Commercial grade cabinets, which differ in the materials used, are called casework.

Cabinets usually have one or more doors on the front, which are mounted with door hardware, and occasionally a lock. Cabinets may have one or more doors, drawers, and/or shelves. Short cabinets often have a finished surface on top that can be used for display, or as a working surface, such as the countertops found in kitchens.

A cabinet intended to be used in a bedroom and with several drawers typically placed one above another in one or more columns intended for clothing and small articles is called a chest of drawers. A small bedside cabinet is more frequently called a nightstand or night table. A tall cabinet intended for clothing storage including hanging of clothes is called a wardrobe or an armoire, or (in some countries) a closet if built-in.

DIY Filing Cabinet – Stylin’ Filin’

DIY: Stylin’ Filin’ Cabinets

When it got down to it, my office needed filing cabinets.

Not decorative storage baskets, not decorative magazine storage holders, actual filing cabinets.

The kicker was, filing cabinets are for the most part un-attractive and in my teensy office nook there wasn’t a single place for them to be hidden nor go un-noticed. I decided to transform filing cabinets into something I wanted, not just something I needed!

{See how I turned the storage CLOSET into my to OFFICE by CLICKING HERE }

Dee Dee Filing Cabinets Shopping List:
Filing Cabinet (2 Drawer by Space Solutions from Wal Mart)
Tempered Hardboard
(a 4’ x 8’ piece – cut to drawer size from Home Depot)
Mini Sponge brush roller (one for primer, one for paint)
Paint brush (I use Purdy brand)
Primer (Kilz / Zinser or similar)
Paint (I used Behr Quart in Jamaica Bay from Home Depot)
Sandpaper or sander
Myoverlays.com Overlay ( Dee Dee 6x 10)
Knobs (2 brass knobs from Home Depot)
Gorilla Glue or similar


1. Using some muscle & a pair of pliers, remove the “lock” so the front of the drawer becomes flat (the hole is okay, you will be covering that with the tempered hardboard).

2. Prime your filing cabinet & pre-cut tempered hardboard using a roller or brush.

3. Sand & Paint your filing cabinet & pre-cut tempered hardboard using a roller or brush.

4. Gorilla glue the tempered hardboard to the front of the filing cabinet drawers – place few heavy something’s on the drawers overnight while the glue dries, leaving a towel in between to prevent any indentation. Additionally, gorilla glue knobs down and place something heavy on top of the knob to secure in place as well.

5. The next day add your Dee Dee overlay and your project is complete!

Before (Drab):

After (Fab) – Stylin Filing Cabinets!

DIY: $1 Hat Organizer

I’m not positive, but it seems like Mr. Z has a hat hoarding problem . . . and is uninterested in giving any away. Which is not a big deal, except now we share a closet. I prefer the closet to be tidy & organized and baseball caps galore can really cramp the “tidiness” factor.

This is a very simple way to keep hats organized – for $1!

What you will need: Hanger & “C Hooks” for a shower curtain
What you do: Attach opened hooks to hanger and place hats on hook – that’s it!