DIY Dresser Makeover With Wallpaper and Glue Dots

by Dagmar Bleasdale on October 28, 2012

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Dresser Makeover With Wallpaper and Glue Dots

After simply dusting off my new little dresser and giving it a coat of wood spray, the outside looked wonderful. But there was one more thing I wanted to do.

DIY Dresser Makeover with Waverly Toile WallpaperOn the day I scored the dresser at the tag sale, I also picked up these rolls of pretty Waverly toile wallpaper for only $5. One of these can run as much as $35 in the store.

When I brought both home, something just clicked and I decided to use the wallpaper as drawer liners.

Step-by-step tutorial of how I attached the wallpaper to the drawers:

All you need is

  • wallpaper
  • glue dots
  • a pencil or crayon
  • scissors

DIY Dresser Makeover with Waverly Toile WallpaperI took out one drawer and put it on the wallpaper. Then I lined up two corners on the edge of the paper and traced around the other two sides.

DIY Dresser Makeover with Waverly Toile Wallpaper

DIY Dresser Makeover with Waverly Toile WallpaperThen I cut out the first drawer liner and put it into the drawer, knowing that it would be a bit too big.

DIY Dresser Makeover with Waverly Toile WallpaperAfter trimming off the excess, I made sure it fit well and then used that piece as template for the other three liners.

I added some glue dots to the upper edge of one liner and started gluing it down in the first drawer.

DIY Dresser Makeover with Waverly Toile WallpaperThen I added a few in the middle of the paper, pushed those in place, and then did the last edge. Don’t try to put on all the dots beforehand; doing it in rows is easier.

DIY Dresser Makeover with Waverly Toile WallpaperVoila! What do you think?

DIY dresser makeover with toile wallpaper

DIY dresser makeover with toile wallpaperYou’ll never guess what I decided to store in this dresser.

storage in dresser for DIY project suppliesSince Don has been complaining that he feels like he’s living in a storage facility lately, with candle-making and gift basket supplies everywhere — he’s right, but I’m gearing up for three craft shows — I decided to store my finished candles in it for now.

Dagmar's Home Decor: handmade soy candles ready for shipmentDo you have some old wallpaper lying around? Lining the drawers took me only about 15 minutes, and I’m really pleased with the outcome of this little DIY project.

More DIY fun:

I linked up this post with DIY Showoff, DIY By Design, Adventures of a DIY Mom, My Girlish Whims, and The Trendy Treehouse,

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Peggy November 7, 2012 at 11:02 AM

Just stopping by to invite you to My Wednesday Linky party. http://diycraftyprojects.com/2012/11/whatcha-work-up-wednesday-linky-party-7.html

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Judy November 5, 2012 at 12:37 PM

What a wonderful idea. I saw you over at Hometalk and stopped by to read the entire post. I would love for you to share this at my Fall into Fall party that opens each Tuesday evening at 8pm EST. Hope to see you there.

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Dagmar Bleasdale November 5, 2012 at 2:47 PM

Hi Judy,

will do, thanks for telling me about it!

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Joy November 5, 2012 at 9:56 AM

That’s a great idea and the drawers look so pretty!

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Dagmar Bleasdale November 5, 2012 at 10:14 AM

Thank you, Joy, and it was so easy.

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