Drawer liners are one of my favorite details to add when I makeover furniture for my vintage shops. Sometimes it’s out of necessity, but mostly it’s because I love the unexpected pattern when you open the drawer. It makes each piece feel so special. Today, I’m sharing how I add DIY drawer liners to furniture with wrapping paper. The best part about using wrapping paper is that it’s really easy to find beautiful designs.
DIY Drawer Liners
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- Take the drawer out and clean it well. At a minimum, each drawer gets vacuumed, but they normally get cleaned as well. This drawer had leftover paper bits so I removed what I could.
- Measure the inside of the drawer width and depth. Be sure to mark it down. You can measure at different points a long the drawer because it is mostly likely not perfect. Go with the largest measurement. We will refine it in a bit.
- Roll out your wrapping paper and mark the measurements on the white side. I mark it in a few spots.
- Line up those spots and draw a straight line using a yard stick.
- Cut along those lines.
- Dry fit the paper in the drawer. If it fits perfectly, skip the next step.
- If it doesn’t fit perfectly, turn it over and mark where it needs to be trimmed. The cut those parts, keeping the line straight.
- For pieces that I sell, I like to keep the option to remove the paper if they hate it. Just because I love the detail, doesn’t mean everyone will. So I add a few dots of clear glue along the edges.
- Then I place heavy items on the paper to hold it in place until it dries.
- For a more permanent solution, you can apply a thin layer of decoupage glue with a foam brush. Then lay the paper down and smooth it well. Let it dry, then apply a coat of decoupage glue on top of the paper.
Just what you needed, right? More reasons to hoard pretty paper. It’s so much fun to pair paper with furniture pieces.