Home Life Blog: Line it Up!

May 13, 2014

Line it Up!




When my mom asked me to help her line the shelves in her plastic storage drawers, I jumped at the chance!  If you are new around here then you might not know yet that I love working with shelf liner!  I use it for everything!  I've even covered a box with it (read post here).

Here's how the drawers first looked......plain jane.  



There are lots of benefits of lining a shelf or drawer with shelf liner.  One of them is it's easier to wipe down if it gets dirty.  It also protects the surface from getting scratched or damaged.  Since it's so durable, it's good to help make something stronger, hence why I covered a shoe box with this stuff.  And don't forget how pretty it looks!  It can make for a fun surprise when someone opens a drawer to find a pop of color or pattern!



I started out by measuring the drawers on the shelf liner.  It was easy because the drawers were clear so all I had to do was place them on top of the liner and trace.  Easy peasy!



Then I cut the tracing out and used it to trace the rest of the liners.  I also made sure to test each one out inside the drawer before sticking it, just in case I made a mistake.



I already showed you how to easily install shelf liner in this post here, but there is one thing that I did differently in this project.  I used a spatula to take all the bubbles out of the shelf liner as I was laying it down.  All I did was take it off the stick and used the rubber part to press down the shelf liner until all the bubbles were out.  Then I stuck the shelf liner on a little more and did the same, using the spatula to smooth out the bubbles.  The spatula was strong enough to take the bubbles out, but delicate enough to not harm the shelf liner. It made the process much easier!

This was the final product!



Now the drawers are protected and look lovely.  All that is left is to stock them up with craft supplies!


I've linked up this post at:

-Ginger Snap Crafts
-Just a Girl and Her Blog
-Live Laugh Rowe
-Blissful and Domestic
-The 36th Avenue
-View From The Fridge


5 comments:

  1. You are so not alone, I loovee shelf liner! A couple of weeks ago i picked up some water resistant, no slip liner from the dollar tree and lined my fridge. Now, no matter what junk is in there, it still looks classy ;)

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    1. I need to check that out! Next to shelf liner my other obsession is Dollar Tree. =) Thanks for stopping by Christal!

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  2. Great idea! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams on Fridays :D Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party.

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  3. Too cute! I need to do this to mine! Thanks for linking up to the Feature Friday Linky Party!

    Danielle @ Blissful and Domestic
    www.blissfulanddomestic.com

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    1. Thank you for bringing it back Danielle! =)

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