File Cabinet Planter

File Cabinet Planter
   This is an ingenious idea. Chad from BaldManModPad found a file cabinet on Craigslist for $10, turned it on its side and created this cheerful planter. He was inspired after seeing its pricier twin sister ($600!) at a local nursery. This is one of my favorite projects because anyone could easily do it and in so many fun colors too!



  1. August 19, 2009 / 8:43 PM

    This has to be one of the most ingenious ideas I’ve seen in a LONG time. It’s brilliant! Definitely going in my “to do” file!

  2. August 25, 2009 / 1:27 PM

    Thanks for starting this blog off with something cornball like my filing planter! hooray!

  3. September 8, 2009 / 5:28 PM

    what a great idea…never would have thought of this!

  4. January 4, 2010 / 8:06 PM

    *gasp* thanks for reposting this – what a BRILLIANT idea!!! we have a bout 3 of those ugly, ugly UGLY filing cabinets in the house. Too heavy to move, really. I might make it into the garden with them, though. Totally love this! Bookmarked!

  5. January 6, 2010 / 4:13 PM

    Incredible, it truly looks like something that would be in Dwell Magazine and that cost hundreds of dollars! So cool!

  6. Anonymous
    July 19, 2012 / 2:05 AM

    I love this idea, but I am concerned that it will rust outside. How did your cabinet do outside?

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