A Little Drawer Makeover

I've had these old IKEA drawer sets for a long time.  They were a part of my old organization system.  But since I've been redoing my craft space (as I mentioned in this post) and I wanted to give them a little makeover.

I looked for a patterned paper that I loved, but I just wasn't finding much.  Then I realized I had a stash of fabric (Dena Designs) that had been waiting for me.  The design was a little big for the small drawers.  So I decided to put this fabric right in my scanner/copier and print it out at 65%.

Now I had my little drawer covers, but I also wanted to spray paint the wood white so the sides and inside would have a new look too!  I used mod podge to adhere the papers to the front of the drawers.

I didn't line things up perfectly, but I think they have character.
Did you know imperfection=character/uniqueness? 
That's what I tell myself anyway.

Yes, my little creative space is coming along slowly nicely.

Things are much easier to find when they have a label, so I've been labeling away.
The goal is to have the whole room looking clean, organized and fun with some bright pops of color.

I'm sure all of my projects will turn out much better if I'm working out of snazzy drawers like this.
{cough cough}


  1. I so love this idea! I could totally use this for all of my scrapbook stuff! I just wanted to stop by and let you know that I featured your totally awesome Dr. Seuss crazy hair styles on my blog. I love them all!! Super job!

  2. Um, organization helps me make better projects...I swear!

  3. You have wowed me with this.. I am pinning this so I can do this for my own craft space. Thank you so much for sharing!!

  4. Oh I love that, you can totally match your fabrics to the room.

  5. Hello - Adorable blog!! I found it on pinterest.com and I fell in love with your sunshine room... I also am in love with the bed... I'm looking for one for my daughter... could you email me and tell me where you got it?
    Thank you again! wetsealjj(@)gmail.com

  6. Beautiful! How did you make the labels?

  7. Very clever idea to copy fabric and reduce it because it was too large for your project. I don't know what you're talking about when you mention it not lining up...looks great to me! Good job, Ashleigh...thanks for sharing your idea.

  8. I love this idea! Just pinned it in hopes to one day do something similar!

  9. How darling! I love a good Ikea hack.

  10. Gorgeous bit of DIY, very inspiring - Makes me want to brighten up the place


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