Wednesday, October 9, 2013
I have been kicking myself lately... I am so focused on starting and finishing the projects for our home, and pretty much always forget to take "Before" photos and then start the project. I think looking at the nice finished project is fun, but it is always much more enjoyable to see how hopelessly ugly the furniture piece was before.
This is one of many projects that I started and realized that I forgot to take the "before" picture. Here is the "in the middle" picture...
Then, I also made drawer liners. The desk was in pretty good condition but the drawers weren't perfectly pretty, and to protect them from getting damaged from future use, I wanted to have drawer liners. At first I was trying to find a cute one at the store and online, but I couldn't find any with the design I wanted and the price that I was willing to pay.
Here is the drawer without the liner:
So, here are the quick instructions of how I made the drawer liner:
1. Iron the fusible interfacing on the wrong side of the fabric you want to use. Make sure that there are no bubbles between the fabric and interfacing. I used fairly thin interfacing, but it still gave the fabric good stiffness. If you want to create thicker and heavier liner, choose thick interfacing.
2. Measure the width and depth of the drawers. Cut the fabric from step 1 according to the measurement.
3. Lay them out and spray scotch guard to protect the fabric.
4. Insert the liner into your drawer. Spray adhesives on the back of the liner if you prefer to make sure that the liner won't move around.
I am going to decorate Rachel's desk area soon, but I just couldn't wait to share how I came up with the drawer liner. I do the same for the boys' desks too, I think I will have fun picking out the fabrics for them. :)
Posted by Sachiko Aldous at 4:00 AM