It's funny this desk makeover actually started back in November when I first painted it. I always knew I wanted to do something on the inside of the drawer but wasn't sure exactly what I wanted to do. I recently got a bottle of fabric Mod Podge and started thinking of ideas I could do with it. I had a couple really good ideas.
Then I went to JoAnn fabrics and found some amazing coastal themed fabrics. As soon as I saw the fabric with the octopus, I knew EXACTLY what I wanted to do with it. I just needed to see if the hubby was on the same page. I showed him my idea for fabric lined drawers and he really like it. BUT he thought some people might think the octopus looks like an alien creature (I think he mentioned the one from Independence Day). I know not everyone will love it but at least everyone can get an idea of how to make their drawers over and customize it to any pattern they like.
But I do think the octopus pattern is AWESOME. I have a couple more projects I plan on doing with it too. Okay, back to the DIY drawer project.
For this AWESOME fabric lined drawers project you're going to need:
Gather These Supplies
- Fabric Mod Podge
- Foam brush
- Mod Podge brayer
Since I just made a trip to JoAnns I had all the supplies on hand. Now I just needed to get the kids down for a nap and I could get started!!
I'm the nap time crafter today!!
Step 1 – Prep Your Drawer
Prepping your drawer is super easy, I just cleaned my drawer out and wiped it down.
Hopefully that's all you have to do as well.
Step 2 – Measure and Cut Fabric
It took me awhile to figure out how I was going to cut my fabric. I didn't want to make any mistakes and mess up.
I finally flipped the fabric backwards, then used a pencil to trace out my measurements. I cut the fabric and it fit perfectly. YAY love it when something can be simple.
Step 3 – Add Your Mod Podge
Now it's time for the Fabric Mod Podge!! I added a little at a time, then placed my fabric on top. Working my way across the entire drawer. Once I had the drawer covered I pulled out my “Handy Dandy” roller to get any bubbles out. This is my first time using the roller and I can't believe I've waited so long. It's awesome!
As per the directions, you need to let the Mod Podge dry for 2 hours before the next step.
Step 3 – Seal in Your Fabric
Finally I added a coat of Mod Podge to the top of the fabric. Making sure ALL the fabric was covered with Mod Podge. Then I let dry overnight.
Finally I can start using it!!
I think this turned out really cool and the colors of the octopus really “POP” against the blue on the desk. It will be a fun surprise every time I open my desk.
Gotta keep organized.
It's truly amazing all the things you can do with a bottle of Mod Podge. I have a couple more fabric projects that I plan on posting soon.
Stay tuned . . .
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