Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Beautify your Drawers Tutorial

I have a fun tutorial today 
that I think you are gonna LOVE cuz it is cute and EASY!

Do you have some nightstands, a dresser or a desk
that has drawers that look like this?
boring huh?!
and ugly :(
The old oak furniture is so fun to redo
its is all the craze right now
but the insides are always forgotten
and I just feel like they need a little somethin somethin 
or it just doesn't look finished to me

Well I had a fun idea to spruce up my nightstand drawers
so come a long with me
I promise you will love them when we are done
and will go get your supplies to do your own

The very first thing you want to do is clean
I just wiped them out 
then washed them with a wet rag

Then after it dried 
I went over it with a Clorox wipe
and then we are ready to go

Supplies you will need:

-Paper (any color, any pattern, whatever look you are going for)
This is where you get to make it your own
I decided on brown and white houndstooth paper
I got it from Hobby lobby and used about 15 sheets of 12X12
You could also use wrapping paper but I couldn't find one I wanted
-Mod Podge
-Sponge brushes
-Scissors or paper cutter or both
(the paper cutter is nice to get the perfect crisp straight lines

Lets look at that awesome paper I chose again :)
It is perfect and just what I was going for 
I love it against my yellow 
sshhh I just have you a hint and sneak peak into my 
nightstand will kinda notice it in the pics
But don't look too close yet
next week you will see the awesome transformation

This is what I did:

First I measured the paper up against all the edges marked them 
and cut them 
some I had to piece together but luckily with patterns you can't even tell

Next I took the mod podge and put them all up around the edges
then I glued the paper to the main bottom part of the draw
using the mod podge

You want to make sure you don't have bubbles in the paper
you want it to be smooth
so to do this... after I glued the paper down 
I took a card (like a credit card or scrapper) and ran it along the paper
making it smooth and removing all bubbles

Then you want to let that sit and dry
I let it sit over night with all the paper on it
The next day I went over top of the 
paper with mod podge to give it
that smooth glossy finish

I wanted to do this to protect the paper 
I feel like nightstands get a lot of use
so it will probably need some protecting
and also so it is easy to clean and dust
This is keep it looking nice
I did one coat let it completely dry and then did a second coat
And viola 
Isn't it pretty?!
 Let's be reminded of the before and after shall we?!
Yes please
Doesn't it look like one billion times better? :)
and it is so easy
I promise you will love it

ahh it is so cute 
sometimes I just open my drawers
just to see how cute it is inside
And my hubby doesn't even mind having 
cute nightstands inside 
Its like a hidden surprise :)

My nightstand

Hubby's nightstand

Maddux wants to say a little hello to you all

This boy LOVES shoulder rubs
I know what one year old likes their shoulders rubbed?
Oh my heck he sat like this forever just 
letting my little brother massaging his back
He must be MY son :)

Oh my heck we went out to dinner one night
last week and his
little meal came with a sucker 
He was in heaven

This post is linked up to my parties HERE
and here

Todays Creative Blog


The DIY Show Off

Feel free to email me or leave a comment with any questions 
I will get back to you all 
Cuz I LOVE you :)

Thank you for all your support and for reading
Stay tuned for a fun LMM  giveaway tomorrow :)


  1. so cute i cant wait until i am in my own place so i can do that!

  2. Love your paper choice :)

  3. Love it Whit! Totally a cute & clever idea. I should most definitely do this in my yellow dresser drawers. :)

  4. That's a nice idea. Did you use egg crates in your drawers? I liked that too :)

  5. What a great job, looks very good. Saw you on link party, now google following you, please pop by, Karima x

  6. This looks super cute! Great blog, am a new follower!

  7. Super cute idea! I just love it! I hope you will show this off at my VIP party today!

  8. The drawers look fab, I have some lovely paper that should find a new home in a drawer.
    I had to comment on your little guy: I just think it shows how SMART he is because he knows a good thing when he feels it! Give him a kiss and hug from me, I miss having little cutie pies at home.

  9. LOVE THIS!! What a fabulous hidden suprise!!

  10. Saw you at Tater Tots & Jello....

    Love this! I recently lined some drawers with paper similar to yours but I didn't think of doing the sides too! Yours look much more finished. I may have to go back and do the sides too!

  11. Love it! I featured you at my Hookin Up with HoH party this week! Congrats.

    Feel free to stop by and grab a button if you'd like.


    Allison @ House of Hepworths

  12. Love it! This is one project I haven't had the patience for yet ;-)

  13. I think this is sooo cute! LOVE the yellow.
    I'm hosting a link party today over @ For Mamas. I'd love it if you stopped by & linked up!


  14. This is a great tut. It gave me inspiration for my vanity makeover. Thanks!

    New follower.



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