Well hey there, babes! Remember this cute lil’ thang? My girl is loving her aqua DIY Desk Makeover that we tackled together.
Every day she hops off the bus and gets down to business at her new desk. One of her favorite parts of the desk is the little drawer she has filled with her treasures. Speaking of that drawer, I thought it was about time to share with you all how I rehabbed it!
The interior of the desk drawer was looking a little shabby when it was rescued from the side of the road by my MIL and SIL. I knew it was going to need a little more than just a coat of paint to bring it back to life.
Yikes! I decided to use the same fabric Eva had picked out for her seat cushion to line the drawer and cover up all that gunk. Let me tell you – it was most definitely the right decision and SO easy! If your drawer is extra cruddy (like ours!) I recommend either really thick fabric (we used upholstery fabric) or a dark print.
Here’s what you’ll need:
-A thoroughly cleaned drawer
-Enough fabric to cover your drawer’s interior plus at least 1″ on each side
-Craft glue (We used Elmer’s CraftBond Glue)
Step 1: Place your fabric “face down” on the inside of the drawer. Make sure that you have the fabric aligned just the way you want it to appear when you open the drawer. I used one of the straight edges along the inside edge of my drawer.
Step 2: While firmly holding the fabric in place, trace the outside edges of your drawer with the pencil.
Step 3: Cut neatly along your pencil marks.
Step 4: Flip the fabric over and make sure it fits oh-so-perfectly into your drawer.
Step 5: Squeeze a thin line of craft glue all over the bottom of the drawer, paying special attention to the outside edges. We made a nice zig-zag pattern. 😉 No one is going to see this part but you want to make sure your fabric liner stays in place – if your drawer has any wonky areas, give them some extra glue. (Side note: don’t you just love the word “wonky”? I do!)
Step 6: Working quickly, oh-so-carefully lay your fabric liner in place and align it along the edges of the drawer. (Remember that the front edge of the drawer is going to be the most important one as this is what users will see when the drawer is pulled open.)
Smoosh and smooth the fabric into place. (That’s a patented process by the way – the “smoosh and smooth”. Hahaha!)
Step 7: Allow the glue to fully dry and add your hardware while you wait.
Step 8: Stand back and admire. Ooh-la-la, isn’t it gorgeous?!?!
This whole drawer-lining project took more time to photograph than it did to complete. It’s super simple AND super fast. Plus it cost less than $5. Can’t beat that! I’d love to see your beautifully lined drawers as well so be sure to comment and share your links!
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Much DIY love, my dears!