Wrapping Paper Lined Drawers

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I bought this beautiful antique dresser in Florida at a yard sale, many years ago. It had a few years of abuse by my teenage son and then it’s just been in storage for the last couple years. Since we’re moving, Emilee decided she would like it as her dresser. We just sold her old dresser so now she can’t change her mind. The drawers are rough in places and a little uneven so I thought it would be best to line them with something.

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I had some super cute polka dot wrapping paper that I thought would be perfect for the drawers. I measured the drawers by placing the paper inside and and folding it to fit, then I cut along the folds. It was easy and there was no need for a pencil and ruler.

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I secured the paper to the drawers with double sided tape. Not only does it protect her clothes but it also looks great. I wouldn’t use wrapping paper in a young child’s dresser drawers but since she’s a teenage I think she can keep it in good shape for a while.

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Once we move I need to decide what color to paint the outside. Her room is going to be green, pink, and black. What color would you paint it? We have an idea but I’m open for suggestions.

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  • Karen August 19, 2013, 8:48 pm

    OOH love the dove tail joints. Please don’t paint over those. I know you are going to paint the cabinet, sigh. I understand. Think to the future though, for the long term, and I hope you keep this a long time, it is very beautiful piece of furniture. All my dressers are so dried out I’d love to find some new old ones like you have.

    Painting, how about a white with stick on vinyl accents in the colors she likes. Then those could be changed later on when she wants some different colors and you would not have to repaint the dresser. Just a thought.
    Vinyl could be used with any color you paint it.

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