My last post was so... um, inspirational.
So this thing has been sitting in my living room all day long while we have walked around it and stared at it.
I tried to fight the urge. The urge to change it, to do something to it...
But there it sat, boring and laminate and so...white.
And I gave in.
I found this very popular Ikea fabric I had in my stash, why not?! This baby needed some texture!
I cut strips a little wider and longer than the drawers.
Guilty pleasure: I love love love a brand new bottle of Mod Podge.
I had to capture this before I popped the top!
I sanded the laminate drawer faces with 220 grit sand paper and slapped on a medium thick coat of Mod Podge. I had never Mod Podged fabric before today!
I laid my strips on top of the drawer faces (I only did one at a time, allowing the first to dry completely before taking on the second). Since Happy Hubby had already put the thing together, I was not going to take it apart again, so I just propped the drawers open with a yoga block.
I used a brush, but fingers worked better on the edges. Plus, sometimes it's really fun to get glue all over your fingers!! I used Mod Podge to adhere the fabric onto the wood. I liked the fabric feel on the front of the drawer so I did not put mod podge on top of the fabric on the face, but I loaded it up on the sides on top of the fabric so that they wouldn't come all apart.
Here is the face of one drawer with the top edge (on the right) smoothed down.
Here is how I worked with the corners and tucked them in. I really slathered on the Mod Podge here in the corners. I'll likely seal the corners with even more later, depending on how it dries.
And here it is!
I soooooo love this! A million times better than that stark and boring white laminate! The bottom drawer is still drying in this photo.
I used my seam ripper to poke a little hole in the fabric where the holes were predrilled in the laminate. We then popped a screw through from the front side and attached the handles.
I can not wait to finish it up!!
The top drawer has dried and I have sanded the edges a tad with my 220 grit sand paper to make them a little less sharp. It worked like a charm.
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I'll post photos when the casters are attached and the printer is at home on top of this *now* sweet little thing!
Now I'm thinking of a million things I'd like to adhere fabric to...
What will you Mod Podge fabric on to?!
Have a rockin' weekend!
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