Wednesday, January 4, 2012

DIY: fabric covered dresser drawers

I have been slowly cleaning out my sewing room. When I say 'cleaning' it really means making a complete mess! haha. Kind of like what my kids do to the house when I am cleaning. Does a house ever get clean when you have kids!?! I'll get there one day!

With my 'cleaning' I found 3 super large bags/boxes of fabric scraps and immediately started brainstorming what I could do with them. I bought a dresser about 2 years ago at a rummage sale for $12 (I know, a steal!!!). I knew when I bought it that I wanted to do something fun to the inside drawers. My orignal idea was to Mod Podge wrapping paper on the base of them. I mean, who doesn't like to open a draw and see something fun!?! I did that but still wasn't that happy with it. So, alas, that's where the fabric scraps came into play! Here are some step-by-steps on what I did:

*Mod Podge
*Foam Brush
*Dresser Drawer (or any other item of choice!)
*Fabric Scraps

Before you begin, make sure the item you are covering is clean and dry.

Step 1: Gather all of your scraps. I cut some of mine down as I went.

Step 2: Spread some Mod Podge on the surface you are covering. You don't want to cover the entire surface, just the section you are going to lay the piece of fabric on.

Step 3: Lay a piece of fabric down and then go over the top of the piece with another coat of Mod Podge.

Step 4: Repeat #2 and #3, over and over making sure to overlap pieces so that you don't have corners coming up.

That's it!! How easy is that!?! And look at the results! I love it. And I know you won't actually see it once I put things in the drawer, but I know it's there and that's all I need!

Have some fabric scrap DIY projects of your own you want to concure? I have a few scrap bags available in the shop! For details and to purchase, click here. I'd love to see what you come up with! The possibilities are endless!

On a side note... it's been AGES since I blogged. Can you tell!?! Hello, outdated blog! Again... I'll get there one day!