And then imagine going to Target and finding Zebra print duck tape that matches your living room pillows. This is a true story and it happened to me.
That's what you see thrown before you, nothing more or less: a filing cabinet covered in duct tape to match my animal print themed living room. And there are TONS upon tons of types and colors of duck tape. I even found Hello Kitty!
To redo our entire filing cabinet it took about 5-6 rolls of duct tape, scissors, box knife, a steady hand, and about 1 1/2 hours (my husband did this). You'll definitely need to do some detailed cutting around the key hold, handles, and such - but that's what a very sharp box knife is going to be helpful.
Have a fantastic filing cabinet/furniture recovery! Thanks to Matt because this was his idea and his beautiful work. Talk about an awesome man.
We also recovered some cork boards and hung them up in duct tape, but apparently the stuck that sticks to just about everything is not cork board friendly. It just comes off again with pieces of cork attached.