It never would have occurred to me to make this incredible DIY project! Not only is this clever, but you will save a ton of money by going this route!
I just love how Mark Montano, with Make Your Mark, customizes and turns these two file cabinets into a desk. When he decoupages the images on the side, I was sold! How unique and cool is this?
I was checking out a thrift store a couple of weeks ago. I found two honey oak filing cabinets for $15 each. They had great brass hardware on them and were in fairly good shape. I bought one and took it home for additional office storage. That was when it dawned on me, after thinking about the filing cabinet, that I had seen a desk like the one Mark Morano makes, only painted white, in a Pottery Barn magazine!
I went in and measured and the filing cabinet was the same height as my current glass desk. I decided to go back to the thrift store the next day, with the hope to get the other filing cabinet. I was beyond excited when I ran to the back of the thrift store and the other one was still there! I believe it was meant to be!
Watch how Mark Morano builds this great desk in his step by step tutorial.