Being snowed in a for a couple of days always/sometimes gives me the urge to organize. I decided to attack the dining room buffet this weekend. It wasn’t necessarily in bad shape, but it definitely needed a little face lift.
I was rearranging dishes and realized the drawers needed something. I had some left over fabric from the reupholstered chair I worked on, so I thought this would be a good fit for it. Using the pretty wrapping paper from my daughter’s closet project, I created a template for the drawer interior. I would have loved to have used it, but it’s pretty thin. It just wouldn’t have held up with the dishes.
Once I got the paper to my liking, I placed it over the fabric and made a light tracing over it. Then I just cut it out! I’m not too worried about uneven edges or fraying. It’s a drawer liner after all. I can’t imagine too many people are going to notice.
Once they were cut out, I just placed them into the drawers. I didn’t worry about adhering them inside. I imagine it could be done, but I don’t access these that often. Shifting should be minimal.
Back inside went the dishes and linens, and it was all done. A free project and only a few minutes to do it–my favorite kind!
Lisa~A Cottage To Me says
What a great idea! I’ve been looking for some fun wrapping paper to line some drawers with. Maybe I should be looking for fabric instead. Very nice!
Your quick little pick-me-up turned out adorable. I must say I am highly envious of how clutter free your dining room drawers are. Gorgeous colors of your table linens too! Nicely done. 🙂
I did that once, to a piece I painted and someone suggested adhering it to a piece of cardboard, to keep it from moving around. sure does look great!
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ValenzMom aka Helen says
What a great idea! I have lots of left over fabric pieces that I could use for this. Thanks for sharing!
Very cute. I have never seen plates stored in a buffet cabinet. I have used various antique dresser scarves and things lining drawers. It works if you have too many to use, or if some are cute but a little damaged.
Barbara Grooms says
I love looking into other peoples drawers!! He He He…How nice and neat yours are. I liked just checking what was in those. Pretty linen colors and love the transferware (turkeys). Nice job. Don’t you feel good when it’s done? Mom
What a wonderful idea! And what beautiful fabric….I must ask you where you found your placemats & table linens…I think my heart beat a little faster when I saw them!
Great idea to get a project finished without going crazy. Isn’ t it great what having lots of snow does for our ambitions? Kinda forces us to find things to do to keep busy when it’s difficult out. To say the least huh? I live in western CO and we’ve had a pretty snowy winter and very cold one until recently. I have to say your dishes are so pretty and you have them very nicely organized. Nice to have a dining room with a very pretty buffet.