From Filing To Flourishing: How A File Cabinet Became The Latest Viral Planter!

Home decor and DIY projects? You bet we're talking about the one and only @athomewithashley on TikTok!

With her 65K followers and an ever-growing fan base, Ashley has transformed the ordinary into magical, time and time again.

Her recent video will leave you itching to grab a paintbrush and dive into the world of DIY.

The Project: Upcycling A File Cabinet

Do you have an old file cabinet lying around? Don't let it gather dust. Turn it into a unique planter that's not just a conversation starter but a piece of art.

Here's a sneak peek at the project, check out the video below:

@athomewithashley Lets upcycle a file cabinet into the cutest planter! 🌱 How Im paimting tile for the outside 🤗 #planterdiy #filecabinetmakeover #filecabinetplanter #outdoordecor #outdoorplanters ♬ I Ain’t Worried - Acoustic - OneRepublic

Turning a dull piece of furniture into a radiant planter is not just an exercise in creativity but a chance to express yourself.

With Ashley's guidance, this transformation becomes not only achievable but also a delightful experience.

Here's a step-by-step guide that breaks down the process:

Step 1

Grab an old filing cabinet or a file cabinet from the thrift store. Ashley found one for only $10, and her mind whirred with possibilities.

Step 2

Paint some affordable tiles from Home Depot. Before you think it's a breeze, Ashley warns it's slow going if you want to achieve perfection. "Spoiler alert, it was very, very slow," she confesses in the video.

Step 3

Hand-mixing the colors and carefully applying them to the tiles is a labor of love.

This part alone took many hours over several days, but the results? Absolutely stunning.

Step 4

The painting used for these colorful flowers on the tiles is Pebeo Porcelaine 150, available on Amazon.

@athomewithashley Replying to @Becky Riley here’s all the information about painting tile or any porcelain! 🎨💅 #paintedtile #handpaintedtile #tilepainting #tilepaint #porcelainpainting ♬ Summer - Instrumental - Devinney

Once you're done painting, let it dry for 24 hours and bake in the oven for 35 minutes at 300 degrees. Ashley swears by it, having used it even on bowls that have held up for five years.

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The Grand Reveal: A Filing Cabinet Turned Gorgeous Planter!

If you were eagerly waiting for @athomewithashley's grand reveal of the upcycled filing cabinet turned into a planter, brace yourselves, because it's here and it's fabulous!

Here is the follow-up video of the DIY project:

@athomewithashley Replying to @elizabethboswell8 File cabinet is now tiled and done ✅ #filecabinetmakeover #filecabinetplanter #outdoordecor #outdoorplanters #planterdiy #upcycledfurniture ♬ Good Vibes (Instrumental) - Ellen Once Again

"Omg! It worked," Ashley exclaims, and we couldn't agree more. From a thrift store find costing just $10, she turned the simple filing cabinet into an eye-catching planter that expresses creativity and color.

Here's a breakdown of the magical transformation:

Step 5

Remove the drawers and prepare the hand-painted tiles.

Step 6

Sand the planter, then it's tiling time! "So exciting to see the pattern come to life," Ashley shares.

Step 7

Grab some plants and transform that once dull filing cabinet into an adorable outdoor accent.

"Somehow it brings my style outside, and I love this. It's an upcycled piece that was so affordable to make, and it's a big impact," Ashley gushes.

Is This Your Next DIY Project?

What do you think of this gorgeous transformation? Could an old file cabinet in your home be destined for such a creative revival?

Let your imagination run wild, and you might just find a new treasure hiding in the ordinary.

Whether it's a planter, a fireplace, or anything else your creative mind can think of.

Remember, the magic is in your hands!

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