This weekend marked a return to the home improvement trenches! I was suddenly motivated to take on some more of the tasks that seem to overwhelm me at times when I look at the project list ahead of me!
Since moving back into my childhood home pretty much more than doubled are previously living space, we are repurposing some of the existing furniture to better suit our taste and giving it a much-needed breath of fresh air.
I really like cup pulls, so I decided to replace the pulls on the top four drawers of my dresser with satin nickel ones (see picture). I love how they turned out! I am still looking for some pulls that 3 inches center to center for the bottom three larger shelves. I want to mix it up a bit.
The other thing I did was line the shelves with some fun paper. The drawers were lined with some fugly old newspaper type of lining, so I covered them with some great scrapbooking paper I found at Michaels. It reminded me of sea glass tile and bonus it was on sale for 25 cents a sheet (reg. 69 cents)!
If you would like to give your drawers and shelves a new look, all you need is some cool paper, some Mod Podge, and some brushes. First, measure and cut your paper to fit the drawer. If you are using scrapbook paper, keep in mind you will most likely need more than one sheet to do a drawer.
Next, spread a think layer of Mod Podge on the bottom of the drawer. Carefully place your paper in the drawer. It was slide around a bit when you first place it, but Mod Podge sets pretty quickly. Use a credit card to push out any air bubbles as the glue sets.
Wait about 20 minutes and then apply a think layer of Mod Podge on top of the paper. This will seal it and make it easier to wipe off/clean. Pin this, so you can give your dresser a face lift!