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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Creative uses for Wallper- Chic Drawer Liner!

I recently acquired a roll of this fun ikat wallpaper in brown, green, and white. The only problem- one roll doesn't go very far, and the colors don't really match the rest of my apartment. But I was determined to put this awesome wallpaper to good use in another way- it just required some out-of-the-box thinking.

Then a lightbulb went off- I have been meaning to paper the drawers of my campaign dresser since it got its makeover almost a year ago. And the traditional "drawer liners" at the Container Store and Ace Hardware are all quite boring and fug. So why not use wallpaper that every time I reach for a tee shirt I catch a glimpse of something pretty? Pardon my woefully unstyled bedroom has gotten short shift in my unpacking/redecorating efforts.

This is probably one of the easiest DIY projects out there- it takes no more than scissors, a ruler, wallpaper, and a roll of mounting tape. You can do it while you watch the Real Housewives one night!

First I carefully measured my drawer. Next I drew the appropriate cutting lines on the back of my wallpaper to ensure that I cut in a straight line...if you have a paper cutter it would come in handy! I cut out five identical rectangles of paper.

After emptying my drawers, I put a strip of double sided mounting tape on either side of the drawer...

And carefully laid the wallpaper/drawer liner over it. And the results- fantastic!

The best part of this project is you can use ANY type of wallpaper- since it's not on display, it doesn't have to match the rest of your room. So if there's a wallpaper you've been swooning over but can't use because it doesn't match your drapes, go ahead and use it to line your drawers!


Alena said...

Great idea! A nice little surprise every time you open your drawers.

Splendid Sass said...

I love lining my draws with scented paper from Crabtree and Evelyn, but the scent eventually goes away! This is a fabulous idea!
Thank you for sharing.

Cove and Grey said...

Looks great!!

Baylor Love said...

Super idea!! I see wallpaper that I love all the time, but I'm unwilling to plunge into the work of covering a room (also have all this texture on our walls that would have to come off...anyways). Surprising and enjoyable way to use pretty things. Thanks!

pve design said...

Clever and chic. I have always love fun linings and pretty patterns inside drawers or closets.

Hannah said...

Wonderful idea! I like so many wallpapers that if I would put them all on my walls, my family would have me commited. This is a great way to incorporate them in my home. Thank you!

Chic Coles said...

What a great idea. Will have to pull out some of our old wallpaper.It would be so pretty in the drawers to match the walls.

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