Okay, so I loved how my fabric lined drawers turned out SO much that I just had to share with you how I accomplished the look!
I mean, why just admire the awesome photos of Pinterest homes when you could live in your own Pinterest worthy home? It really isn't hard as long as you're willing to get creative put in the extra work.
The great thing about lined drawers is that you can go as crazy colorful as you want because they won't always be open...unless you have a tendency to leave drawers open. This is a no judgement zone, but I think it'll be hard to want to shut these drawers!
Okay, let's get to it. Here's what you'll need:
First you'll want to iron your fabric to make sure you have no creases or folds before applying the Mod Podge. Not only do creases look bad and like you've cut a few corners to finish faster, but they can also mess up your measurements by making the fabric seem shorter than it really is.
Next you'll want to make sure your fabric print is face down so that you can mark your cuts on the backside. By doing this, you'll avoid having pencil marks on the side visible if you tend to stray from the cutting lines like I do.
TIP: Measure your drawer twice before making a cut. If you're too short, that fabric cut is ultimately ruined (unless of course you don't mind the shortage).
Lay your fabric in the drawer just as you want it placed when finished. I found it extremely handy to keep the fabric in place by using a binder clip while I attached the fabric to the first side of the drawer.
I would highly recommend working only small areas at a time because the mod podge dries quickly. It's also a lot easier to smooth out any bumps if you can focus on one spot at a time.
With the binder clip still holding your fabric in place, lift the loose flap and apply a layer of mod podge to the drawer. Slowly smooth your fabric onto the drawer side, working out any bumps as you go.
Continue this process all the way around your drawer until you've wrapped every inch you want covered. For this project, I wanted the beautiful pop of color to be seen on both the inside and outside of the drawers.
Let the drawers dry for about 2 hours and then apply a layer of mod podge to the fabric, giving it a hardened finish.
Let dry overnight for the best results.
There ya have it! I hope you've enjoyed this tutorial enough to try it on your own piece of furniture. Please be sure to share photos, questions, or just say 'hi' in the comments below!
We’re Dane and Heather. A husband and wife team obsessed with making (and decorating) new things. Follow along with us for all things happening here at our little house on Dresden Avenue.