Next up on the nursery to-do list, every baby needs a changing table. Enter the dresser, a.k.a. most versatile piece of furniture we own.
Kevin's mom purchased this dresser years ago at a garage sale for his roommate. Years later we painted the dresser and moved it into our living room to use as a console table. Eventually it ended up as a media stand in our current living room until most recently when we had the brilliant idea to use it for a changing table in the nursery. It's the perfect size for a changing pad and I love that it doubles as a dresser for storing all kinds of tiny little baby things.
I dug out these old photos from the first time we painted this dresser. Poor dresser, it's seen a lot of different colors in its day.
This time around I painted the dresser a fun cheery yellow with white underneath. I gave it a light sanding so you can see a bit of the white peeking through and tossed on some cute white knobs I found on sale at Hobby Lobby. Everything was going so smoothly until I hit a wall and couldn't decide what to do with the inside of the drawers.
For weeks now I have been on the hunt for a nice thick paper to use for drawer liners. I looked everywhere... every store and online shop but came up empty handed. Wrapping paper was too thin, wallpaper was too expensive, the thicker paper I found wasn't the right color or it was too small, nothing was right. Then I found this tutorial via pinterest... DIY: Drawer Liners.
I followed the instructions and it worked like a dream! I'm so excited to pass on this little tidbit of knowledge... if you're looking for drawer liners, look no further, a quick dip of fabric in fabric stiffener will create a thick card stock like sheet that's perfect for cutting and making anything you choose. Just follow the directions here, it's a breeze!
I'm so excited at how this turned out, I almost want to keep the drawers empty so I can admire the cute liners all day long! What about you, any tips for lining drawers in old furniture?