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Add some color to your workspace.

Posted by Jennifer H. from Portland, Oregon, United States • Published See Jennifer H.'s 7 projects »
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  • How to make a binder folder. Painted Magazine Files - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather your supplies. I used untreated wood magazine files from Ikea ($10 online), acrylic paint, and an assortment of paint brushes.

  • How to make a binder folder. Painted Magazine Files - Step 2
    Step 2

    Paint the inside and outside of the magazine files using large sponge paint brushes. I two coats of paint for the inside and three for the outside. After the outside has dried, use a smaller flat paint brush to add minimal contrasting patterns to the outsides.

  • How to make a binder folder. Painted Magazine Files - Step 3
    Step 3

    Fill the files up with your favorite magazines, sit back, and admire your pretty workspace. :)

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