Duane Osmond - Artist
Filling Cabinet (Do It Yourself)
by Clement Hayward on July 25th, 2015

Hello again :)

Hey folks, it has been some time since I've posted on Duane's blog, life has been hectic moving to Halifax but we are finally getting settled into our regular old routine! 

Duane is back into the swing of things, and is working on a few paintings and a couple of DIY projects.    

Today post is a "Mini - How To Guide" on converting an old yard sale filing cabinet into a beautiful accent piece. 

Here's what it looked like before:

We picked up this filing cabinet at a yard sale for $15.00 but it was hella ugly. 

Do it yourself

Duane decided to paint the filing cabinet bright red with Krylon oil based metal paint.  Krylon is easy to use as it does not require you to sand or prime the cabinet (which makes this a quick project).

For more info on Krylon paint please checkout the below link:


The best way to apply the paint is with a foam roller, and you will likely need to apply a second coat. You will need to wait approx 90 minutes before applying the second coat.

Also, the paint takes around 24 hours to cure, so please make sure you don't use the cabinet for at least 24 hours. 

Here's a before and after shot:

Here's a look at the final product decorated!!

I also want to thank everyone for visiting Duane's website over the past few months.  We have been averaging approx. 50+ unique visitors per day, yet we haven't published any new content since June 2015!  We really appreciate all of your support and interest :)

​​Stay tuned for more exciting updates in the near future! :) 

​Clement Hayward
Website Administrator & Blogger 
Duane Osmond Artist 

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