Hello! Hope you had a nice weekend. I was bachelorette for the past few days…
The other week I had a was awarded a huge honor as a crafter. I mean Grammys big. I was featured at Craft Fail.
Now you might be thinking “There’s a site about craft fails?” Yes there is and I’m on it. What I need to tell you is this is a big deal. For a few reason, one because I learned how not to do a stencil and two because I taught some other people how not to do a stencil either. Win, win right? Not all fails are bad when you’re a crafter.
I attempted to make a stencil in a drawer bottom for a dresser I was redoing, and it turned out pretty bad. Like, don’t try this at home bad. it involved painters tape, poster board and paint that didn’t cover.
Thankfully I have found a way to turn my stencil fail into DIY dresser drawer liner fabulous with only two simple items, wrapping paper and glue sealant. This adorable kraft paper with a cute floral pattern is from the dollar store. Love that place.
To undo my disaster of a stencil attempt, I thought I would glue the paper down on the drawers and glue seal over top of it to seal it. Thankfully it worked. Here is how to DIY dresser drawer liners.
After you measure and cut the size paper you need, simply cover the surface with the glue sealant.
Carefully line up the paper on the drawer bottom and stick it on there. My drawers were in pieces, so this part was easy.
Smooth the paper down to avoid wrinkles. $1,000 to anyone who can get it wrinkle free.
Then seal the top with 2-3 coats of glue to your liking. And viola! Craft fail corrected.
Now there are a few wrinkles in the paper as you can see, but this doesn’t bother me. And the glue takes a month to cure fully so if you can wait to put items in the drawers that long, I’d say do it.
After I put the drawers back together I was finally able to reassemble the dresser. Here is another sneak peek.
I’ve been a little experimental with this dresser too. I originally got white knobs, but wasn’t so hot on them, so I replaced them with these crystal ones. A much better fit for the look I was going for.
I haven’t yet shown the whole dresser but stay tuned. Good dresser makeovers come to those who wait.