Let me show you how easy lining drawers with fabric can be! Check out my new to me dresser for my bedroom, I am loving the results!
Supplies I Used
- Fabric of your choice: I found mine in the clearance section at Hobby Lobby
- Mod Podge in Matte
- Paint Brush
- Rotary cutter
- Fiskars Acrylic Ruler.
- Fiskars Self Healing Rotary Cutting Mat
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A little history
I purchased this dresser over a year ago and she had no hardware.
I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to do with her, but this dresser was in great shape but very ugly!
To start with, I found the fabric I used to line these drawers in the clearance area at Hobby Lobby and fell in love.
From there, I purchased what was left, just to make sure I had enough.
Turns out, I had enough fabric to do two dressers.
Let’s Get Started
I am not a seamstress.
So I did have to purchase a few supplies such as a cutting mat, acrylic ruler and rotary cutter.
To begin with lining drawers, I measured the inside of my drawers and wrote these measurements down on a note pad for references.
Next, I laid my fabric across the cutting mat and used my acrylic ruler and rotary cutter to ensure the left side of the fabric had a straight edge.
Then I did the same across the bottom of the fabric.
Once I had ensured these two sides were straight, I then rechecked my drawer measurements for the length and the width of the fabric to match and then cut them to fit.
lining drawers with mod podge
Once I figured out how easy it is lining drawers with fabric, I can’t imagine not doing this again!
This adds an extra special touch.
You will need to use enough Mod Podge to ensure every inch of the drawer bottom is covered.
Spread the Mod Podge over the entire surface of the bottom of the drawer.
I used a paint brush.
I then laid my fabric over the bottom of the drawer and Mod Podge and then used my squeegee and lightly rubbed it over the entire area.
Using a squeegee will also help to remove any wrinkles that may be in the fabric.
While using the squeegee, make sure the fabric stays in place.
With the Mod Podge still wet, you can use your squeegee to position the fabric back in place where you need it.
There were a few drawers I even had a little too much Mod Podge, but once I have the fabric laid down, I just used my paint brush and spread the extra over the edges of the fabric.
Tips to cutting fabric for lining drawers
One thing I discovered during this project, the fabric I used stretches a little.
A few of the drawers I had to go back and trim down a little with my rotary cutter.
It was simple, I just carefully ran it along the edge of the inside of the drawer and then removed the fabric that I had just cut.
Sealing your lined drawers
Sealing your newly lined drawers is as simple as adding a light layer of Mod Podge over the top of the fabric and then letting it dry.
That is it!
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