Sunday, May 30, 2010

{feeling crafty} Filing Cabinet Up-do and The Dove Tree Giveaway

So my hubby and I decided we needed to get a filing cabinet. I think he'd finally had enough of tripping over the heaps of paper in our office.....and I was about done with getting in trouble when we could never find that one important document (oops)!!

Since we don't really have much floor space in our office, I figured I would get a 3 or 4-drawer cabinet that I would just tuck away in a closet....because let's face it, they aren't all that appealing to look at!

My next issue with buying a filing cabinet was just that....buying it! Especially since it was going to be sitting in a closet! I searched a few office supply stores and I was shocked at how much a filing cabinet is to buy new! I actually ended up finding a 4-drawer cabinet through a local buy & sell group on facebook for $50! even better, we did a trade for some of my daughter's old baby clothes!


The cabinet was in pretty good condition; just a few bumps & bruises. I made a trip over to Canadian Tire, picked up a can of spray paint (have you seen the colour options for spray paint lately? impressive), spent a little time in the garage while the kiddos napped, and voila! An up-do for a boring ol' filing cabinet!
 

I just love how a coat of fresh paint and a few accessories can make me smile inside, even if it is when I'm filing papers (wink)!

Did you notice the sweet fabric-covered magnets on my filing cabinet?! I found the hunky dory set over at The Dove Tree. Have a peek at Mia's collection of fabric-covered magnets and pushpins here.  Aren't they wonderful?! Leave a comment saying which set is your favourite and you will be entered into the giveaway to win a set from Mia's shop! yay!


Here's how to earn extra entries:
1. 'Like' The Dove Tree on facebook here- come back and leave a comment.
2. Share today's giveaway on facebook- come back and leave a comment.
3. Share today's giveaway on twitter- come back and leave a comment.
4. Follow the Shabby Lane blog (right hand column)- leave a comment.

*Please leave a separate comment for each entry.

Giveaway ends Tuesday, June 1st, 10 pm MDT. Winner will be randomly selected.

25 comments:

Tanya Auger said...

i love all these new sites you advertise, so cute!. i really like the fabric magnets in red and aqua! i'd love to buy a bunch of these.

Tanya Auger said...

"liked" the dove tree on facebook.

Tanya Auger said...

shared on twitter!

Pam. said...

Fun! I love the "retro palette" magnets.

Caitlin Jones said...

I love love love all the designs you do, Mia! I think my favorite (for now) are the modern violet bird magnets. Pretty!

Pam. said...

I "like" The Dove Tree on Facebook.

Caitlin Jones said...

Posted it on my profile!

Pam. said...

I am now a follower of your blog. :)

Anonymous said...

I "LIKED" the Dove Tree on facebook. Tara Schnell taraschnell@live.ca

Denise said...

"liked" the Dove Tree. Very cute stuff!

Anonymous said...

I "liked" The Dove Tree on FB!

Anonymous said...

I love Magnets in Modern Blue Tree!

illiehughes said...

I "liked" the Dove Tree! But really, I love the Dove Tree! <3

illiehughes said...

I shared the post on FB! woohoo!

illiehughes said...

I love the Bees on Teal magnets. so charming. My cubicle is calling for them!

illiehughes said...

yay! I'm following your blog :)

merdman2010 said...

Love the choice of prints for these uber cute magnets, I would choose the Retro print

merdman2010 said...

Said I liked it on Facebook!!

jacki said...

forest animals :)

jacki said...

liked

jacki said...

and shared

Angie Higa said...

These are amazing! I would choose the green leaves (then go back and buy every other kind). Awesome.

amandanbo said...

love the fabric pushpins in wee play! so cute!

amandanbo said...

"liked" the dove tree on fb!

amandanbo said...

shabby lane blog follower :)