My nightstand isn’t quite done, but I’ll show it to you anyway…here it is!
You’ll notice there are no drawer pulls yet. I realized while I was at Home Depot that my handles are longer than the average cabinet handle (3-3/4″ instead of 3″), so there wasn’t much selection. I came home with these…
…but I really wasn’t too happy, so I decided to keep looking. After spending way too long on google and random hardware company sites, I still hadn’t found anything I liked in my price range (everything I liked was over $20). Then I realized there was another place I hadn’t even thought of – Etsy! Sure enough, I spent much less time looking and found these beautiful vintage handles for only $6!
I’ll post a picture with them as soon as they arrive.
In the meantime, here’s a quick tutorial on how I covered the drawer fronts. I cut my fabric so that it covered each drawer with a couple inches of overhang all around. Then I applied a coat of Mod Podge over the top and on the edges.
Then just center the fabric, smooth it over the front, and down over the edges. I let it dry for a while before I did the corners. You could do another coat of Mod Podge on top if you wanted to seal it, but I wanted the softness of the fabric, so I didn’t.
The corners are a little tricky, but just take your time with it. I cut in towards the cabinet in a few areas so I could lay it down straight and then folded the rest over. You can kind of see in the picture below. Just use a lot of Mod Podge to keep it down.
On the top and the bottom I just glued the extra around the edge and down.
Then you’ll end up with this.
A simple, quick way to add color and pattern! You could do this to pretty much any flat surface. Hope this is helpful!
I’m participating in DIY Day at A Soft Place to Land, Show and Tell Party at the DIY Showoff, and Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Chic Cottage. Check them out!