Hi friends today I’ve teamed up with a great group of bloggers for a “Spring I DIYed That” Blog Hop and I’m spilling the beans about lining drawers the cheap way! If you’re coming from Jennifer over at Noting Grace, our lovely host, wasn’t her glass insert just amazing?! Make sure to visit the other bloggers’ links at the bottom of my post. There are some incredible DIYs you won’t want to miss!
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The Secret to Lining Drawers the Cheap Way
It’s summer and I have had all kinds of fun doing little projects around the house. Today I wanted to share one of those projects with you… the secret to lining dresser drawers the cheap way!
This idea was inspired by a friend of mine over on Instagram (Abbey @paintedhomegoods ). She posted her freshly painted dresser lined with none other than wrapping paper!
I instantly thought this was genius!
I’ve always loved the look of lined drawers but knew that the paper can get expensive. (Especially the kind I usually like! 😉 ) When I asked her about it she said she usually finds the best wrapping paper at Home Goods, TJ Maxx or Marshalls! Luckily I shop at those stores all the time! Then she said the secret to keeping the paper down was by using spray adhesive! Genius!
So easy, right?!This is a quick, easy and inexpensive DIY that anyone can do! Here is what you will need.
Supplies for Lining Drawers the Cheap Way
- *Spray Adhesive
- *Wrapping Paper
- *Drawers to Line
- * Scissors
The Steps for Lining Your Drawers
Step 1: Remove and Clean Your Drawers
Begin by taking out all of the drawers from the piece of furniture you want to line. Give them a good wipe-down to remove any dust, dirt, or debris. This will ensure that the adhesive sticks properly and your lined drawers turn out beautifully.
Step 2: Measure and Cut the Wrapping Paper
Now, it’s time to choose your wrapping paper. The best part is, you don’t need to splurge on expensive options! Visit your local Home Goods, TJ Maxx, or Marshalls, where you can often find unique and affordable wrapping paper designs. Once you’ve found the perfect paper, measure the interior of each drawer and cut the wrapping paper to fit.
Step 3: Prepare the Spray Adhesive
Here’s the secret weapon: spray adhesive! This handy product will keep your wrapping paper securely in place. Find a well-ventilated area, preferably outdoors or in a garage, and lay down some newspapers or a drop cloth to protect your workspace. Shake the spray adhesive can well according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Step 4: Apply the Spray Adhesive
Hold the can of spray adhesive about 8-10 inches away from the bottom of the first drawer. Evenly spray a thin, uniform layer of adhesive across the entire surface. Be careful not to overspray, as this can create a sticky mess. Follow the instructions on the can regarding drying time, as it may vary depending on the product you’re using.
Step 5: Firmly Press the Wrapping Paper
Once the adhesive has dried to the touch, carefully place the cut wrapping paper on top of the drawer, ensuring that it lines up with the edges. Gently press the paper down, starting from the center and working your way out towards the edges. This will help eliminate any bubbles or wrinkles. Make sure the paper is firmly adhered to the drawer.
Step 6: Repeat for the Remaining Drawers
Continue with the same process for each remaining drawer. Clean, measure, cut, apply adhesive, and press the wrapping paper down firmly. Take your time and enjoy the process. It’s a fantastic opportunity to express your personal style and add a touch of elegance to your furniture.
Step 7: Enjoy Your Inexpensive and Quick DIY
Once all the drawers are lined and the adhesive is completely dry, carefully slide them back into the furniture. Step back and admire the transformation! You’ve successfully lined your drawers on a budget, and they look amazing. Now you can enjoy the beauty and functionality of lined drawers without spending a fortune.
The Secret to Lining Drawers the Cheap Way
There you have it, the secret to lining your drawers the cheap way. By using affordable wrapping paper and spray adhesive, you can achieve a stunning result without breaking the bank. Remember to choose unique wrapping paper designs that resonate with your personal style, and have fun with the process. Thanks for joining me on this DIY journey. Stay tuned for more budget-friendly tips and tricks here at The Tattered Pew. Happy crafting!
Next up on the blog hop is Kendra over at Joy In Our Home. She is sharing some beautiful DIY embroidery wreaths for Spring.
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