Nov 182013

This past weekend, I took advantage of the relatively mild weather and took a few of my to-do pieces outside to strip and sand.  (Did you know chemical furniture stripper is not affected by temperature?)  Today is more typical November weather.  In other words, blustery and cool so it’s a good day to tackle a few little things and work on the newly prepared pieces.

On one of the pieces, I am thinking about painting or lining the drawer interior.  To get inspired, I pulled out my box of scrap-booking papers.  Why I have these papers is beyond me.  I have NEVER scrap-booked!   Don’t ask!

I decided to try out one method by lining the drawers in the vanity in our family room bathroom.  The vanity is very dark and every little water stain and dust shows in the drawers. A removable protection would be so much easier to clean.

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 After measuring the interior of the drawers, I cut the paper and some clear ConTact paper to size.
Then I laid the paper face down on the sticky side and voila!




However, I still  don’t know what I will do with the drawers on the little side table I am painting.
Do you have any suggestions?


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  20 Responses to “Cute and Clean in 10 Minutes!”

  1. I have a boatload of scrapbook paper – it is just too appealing. Glad to know someone else uses it to line drawers. How about painting the inside of the drawers and adding a graphic or stencil? My customers love the unexpected.

  2. They look great! I’ve always liked the look of lined shelves and drawers! It just makes them so much fun to open!

  3. Love the liner you chose, I so need to reline mine. This looks fabulous. Thanks so much for linking ot Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  4. I really need to do this! I’ve been so limited by what’s at the store! What a great idea!! I think you’ve motivated me enough to go start mine right now! I’m hosting a linky party too! I’d love to have you check it out!

  5. Pretty and clever idea! hopping over from Fireflies and Jellybeans party

  6. Pretty update. Love the contact paper idea! So practical yet cute….
    hugs x, Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

  7. I love it. So much cheaper and prettier than buying drawer liner. I’m going to have to do this.

  8. Hi, I couldn’t locate your email address. Just wanted you to know you’ve been featured on my weekly Welcome Wagon Friday post, where I introduce new bloggers to my readers. You should be receiving visitors shortly. Welcome to our neighborhood!
    Brenda@Cozy Little House

  9. I am visiting via Cozy Little House – Welcome Wagon Friday.

    I laughed when you talked about all the scrapbook paper. I also wonder why I buy it since I don’t scrapbook.

    Love, the oak chair and the title of your blog. Your chair really is nicer than new.

  10. That paper looks great, like tiles! Love this idea to line a drawer with! Thanks for sharing at TTF!

  11. What a fresh look and so simple! I’m coming over from Cozy Little House.


  12. Love the liners. Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays! x

  13. Me too from Cozy Little House.

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