In our new house, we really needed a place to put mail and important papers that we might want on hand, especially with school starting soon. I didn’t want them just out looking cluttery or junky so I needed something. I found this hanging file holder at goodwill for a couple bucks.
I sanded it a little, primed and painted it with white paint. Looked good, but kind of plain. I wanted to add a little decorative touch to take it up a notch. I found this candle sconce at salvation army a few months back for like $1.
I just unscrewed the scalloped plate from the sconce and painted it white. It was a dark greenish blue…although you can’t tell from the picture. I then painted a coat of lighter blue that I picked out to match my curtains I am going to make. Martha Stewart’s Tropical Surf.
I just glued it on the front of the file folder with some liquid nails and now its ready to use! I love how it turned out. It’s a good compliment to my desk I just refinished.
I love how it turned out!
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