Happy Monday, my friends! I hope you had a great weekend! My husband and I did a few DIY projects over the weekend. A few were more urgent than others, but I love how this one turned out. Come check out these multi-purpose self-adhesive shelf liners!
You know how they say, “when it rains, it pours”? Well, around our house that has certainly been the case. Literally! We’ve had 3 different leaks in the past two weeks~one being in our powder room. All of a sudden, the pipe under the sink began to leak. I went to wash my hands on Saturday and water poured out from underneath the cabinet. Never a good sign.
When we moved into our house 2 years ago, we replaced the original vanity stand with a vintage cabinet. My husband had to cut out the back of a few of the drawers in order to accommodate the pipes. This left two of the drawers functional and two which are not. (The upper left and middle drawers are stationary.)
However, the other day, I rearranged some of the supplies in the lower drawer and I must have inadvertently hit the drain pipe, knocking it loose. In order to repair it, we had to remove the drawers. Once removed, I realized how badly the inside of the drawers looked. As usual, one project turned in two! The original drawer liner was wrinkled and stained. For the most part, my husband and I are the only ones that even look in the drawers, but occasionally a guest may look for extra toilet paper and I certainly don’t want them to see this!
I pulled the out the old paper and the drawer itself looked pretty forlorn. It’s clear new paper was needed. And as luck would have it, I had some peel and stick shelf liner in my stash. I think I picked mine up at Home Depot for less than $20 for two rolls.
Using the old paper as a template, I measured the paper and marked it with a pencil. The paper is lined on the back with a grid making it easy to cut straight lines. I used a pair of sharp scissors, but you can also use an X-acto knife. Then simply peel and stick!
Sorry for the shadows, but you can still see how much better the new paper looks in the drawer. This peel and stick paper is so simple to use! And, it’s very forgiving, so if you have wrinkles or bubbles, it’s easy to smooth them out, or pull it back and reapply.
TIP: Use the manufacturer’s cut edge along the front of the drawer since it is most visible.
I put extra disposable hand towels and soap in the top drawer for accessibility. It looks SO much nicer now, I won’t mind if someone takes a peek!
I did the same in the other functional drawer, which holds the much coveted toilet paper and extra bathroom supplies. (Thankfully, it’s getting easier to find TP now!)
Now I want to do this in my other bathroom drawers too! This peel and stick self-adhesive paper is available in many colors and patterns and is affordable and easy to apply. And it looks so pretty! If you tire of it or it gets ruined, it’s a snap to pull out and replace. This paper can also be used under sinks, on pantry or closet shelves, drawers, or even as wallpaper! Pretty cool! Oh, and meanwhile my husband repaired the leaky pipe. Mission Accomplished, and then some!
Well, I’m waiting on the delivery folks to deliver our new washing machine. Yes, that is one of the OTHER leaks we’ve been dealing with. Maybe a new appliance will inspire a laundry room makeover? Perhaps! Have a great day, and thank you for stopping by! xoxo Dell