Tuesday, November 5, 2013

DIY- Custom Drawer Liners

Blog world is so awesome for making you feel like you are not the only one with (fill in the blank). From reading my favorite blogs, I know that my family isn't the only one plagued by sickness. We can't escape the madness. At least it's been one at a time? The other thing I have in common with some of my fav blog authors is that my kids aren't the only ones not adjusting to the time change. We are up at the crack of dawn around here! Ok, maybe I'm being dramatic, but time change for young families is no special treat. Yet, at least. I'm still looking for the benefits... and am hopeful there are some! 

Since the fam is sick on and off, my crafting and DIY attempts have been on the easy peasy side as far as the difficulty level goes. None the less, they are DIYs and they are improving and beautifying our lives, so I thought I'd still share. 

Up today... 


Remember my night stand makeover for my son's room? Well, I'm back but this time with some attention to details. I decided to spray paint the previous knob black and pop that back on for the time being. It looks good with the black lamp that usually sits on top of the night stand. 

Next, I wanted to address the inside of the drawer. Since this piece of furniture is rather old, the inside is just a little dingy. I thought about lining it with contact paper, but I really didn't want to pay for a whole roll of something cute just for this tiny little drawer. 

Instead, I opted for a piece of 12x12 scrap book paper for $0.50 from Hobby Lobby. I had it on hand and the blue color and plaid pattern was a nice contrast with the red nightstand. 

The steps were super easy.
Materials
Scrapbook paper, Scissors, Mod Podge, Paint Brush

Steps:
1. Trim the scrap book paper to fit the inside of the drawer. 
2. Coat the bottom of the drawer with Mod Podge. 
3. Lay the paper over the Mod Podge and smooth it out. 
4. Paint a layer of Mod Podge over the paper. 
5. Let it dry. And that's it! 


                

It's a simple detail to add, but now the inside is cute. The surface can actually be wiped clean now, which will probably come in handy down the road. You never know what my son will decided to store in his special drawer. Right now, Halloween candy. Guess his hiding spot isn't a secret anymore! :)


3 comments:

  1. Such a cute idea. I love the colors. I'm hosting a giveaway for two great pillow covers that you should enter. http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/11/pillow-covers-giveaway.html

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    1. Thanks! I just entered... I appreciate the heads up! #winningthoughts :)

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