I had seen this idea on Pinterest a long time ago about covering the ugly plastic drawers with scrapbook paper. There is a tutorial from the blog Simply Living, which is where the photo was originally pinned from.
Over the last few months, I have been slowly but surely reorganizing and redecorating my scrapbook/craft room and thought that this would be a great was to make my set of plastic drawers look a little less ugly. I also needed to make good use for them with all of these craft supplies I have strewn about the room.
- Scrapbook paper (3 sheets of 12 x 12)
- Mod Podge (glossy finish)
- Scissors or Paper Cutter
- Sponge brush
Step Two: Measure and cut the scrapbook paper to size to cover your drawer. Since the drawers I am using are longer than 12 x 12, I also cut out a piece of white paper to attach to the end of the drawer.
Step Three: Apply mod podge using the sponge brush to the front inside face of the drawer. Lay down the long strip of scrapbook paper and apply another layer of mod podge.
Make sure to push out all air bubbles. Also, on the plastic drawer, try to clean up excess mod podge from the edges. Leave the drawers cracked open to air dry.
Finished Product: Simple as that! Decorate as you like. I added numbers to my drawers with a white back in the open space. Here is the before and after shots.
Let me know how you updated your ugly plastic drawers. Leave a comment below!
- Photo originally pinned - http://pinterest.com/pin/86342517825629742/
- Simply Living Blog - http://jen-simplyliving.blogspot.com/2011/02/plastic-drawer-mini-facelift.html