Green Filing Cabinet and the Alameda Flea Market

Brentan and I picked up this free (and heavy) filing cabinet yesterday from a craigslister. It was an ugly tan color, with no excitement. So after the Alameda Flea Market yesterday (which is AMAZING!!) I went to Home Depot, bought a can of spray paint and painted it green. It is an awful similar green to that in the kitchen, which I think ties the rooms in the house together nicely!

And it gives a nice pop of color to the office, and a great place to store files, which were previously all over the floor.

The office is still coming together. At the flea market I was keeping an eye out for a pretty vintage low and long cabinet or bookshelf to store all of our crap. There weren't any in good condition or quite what I wanted. What there were many of were pretty Danish modern kitchen tables--unfortunately none in our price range! I'm keeping an eye on craigslist for a good one.

PS. I'm linking this to DIY Day! Hooray!


  1. We lived in Alameda for almost 5 years - you can find the best stuff.

  2. I love that color! I'm sure it is well worth the trouble you had to go through taking it home :).

  3. OMG! What a fab idea! It looks like something out of CB2.

  4. Really loving this use of green. It's such a fresh, inspiring color.


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