Back at the end of summer I did a little room changes. Mainly just moving the kids rooms around and changing draws to meet their clothing needs, it was easier to shop from stuff we already had then go buy new drawers and stuff, and the best part the draw make over was done in a weekend!
To make over drawers you’ll need;
- sand paper
- spray glue/mod pod
The drawers I used were Lilly’s old painted wooden drawers, so I had to strip the paint back and sand paper them to make them smooth. This probably took the longest. Once you have sanded the drawers down you will need to wipe them down otherwise the glue and fabric wont stick.
Once this was done and dried I measured my fabric. I found this marvel fabric at Spotlight and as Loki loves Marvel superhero’s it was perfect for he’s drawers. I used 2 meters of fabric and had enough to fold around the edges to ensure the edges were covered and gave a smooth finish. I worked slowly with the fabric to ensure it didn’t slip or bunch.
To begin I sprayed the side of the drawers with spray glue (my new favorite) a little bit at a time. Once the area was sprayed I laid the fabric on top and smoothed it over with my hand. I worked slowly spraying a section of drawer at a time and smoothing the fabric down. Working with one piece of fabric I just followed the line of the drawers. Once the drawers were covered I went over the top with mod pod. This helped smooth the edges over and created a nice top finish as the spray glue was tacky to the touch.
While this was drying I painted the drawers green and white. I just used left over paint from Loki’s room. The drawers slide straight in and don’t get stuck. The added a nice touch to Loki’s room and if we re-paint the walls the drawers will easily fit in with the superhero design that I think will be a fixture for many years to come!
All the hero’s watching over our hero. I think we’re in good hands lol. Head over to my Pinterest to check out some other great drawers make overs.
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