Saturday, November 6, 2010
I should be called "Dollar Store Girl" because, yes, once again, I got my supplies at the local Dollar Store. There are more pricy self adhesive fabrics, but for me I was happy with my selection.
Rolls of self adhesive fabric
rolling paper/fabric cutter
12 inch ruler
I learned the key to lining drawers is measure twice, cut once! Measure the inside of your drawers to get the width and length. Then turn your fabric over and use your sharpe to mark out where to cut the fabric. I discovered my Fiskar rolling cutter was awesome for this project. I placed it right along the side of my yard stick and it cut with ease. It's a challenge to get your corners to match up, but the adhesive is pretty forgiving at first- so make sure it sits in the right place before you start to remove the plastic backing and place the fabric down on the drawer. The edge of your 12 inch ruler can then be used to smooth the fabric down to the drawer. Remove small portions of the plastic backing at a time and smooth evenly with the ruler. I didn't get each drawer "just perfect" but overall I was very pleased with the results. It really does add something special to the drawers.