Tuesday, August 8, 2017

DIY Metal Drawer Decoupage

Our fellow HerMama, Veronica from Arizona sent us this really fun, really easy and pretty stunning DIY project. While putting together a bedroom from her high school son, Vero just didn't think the filing cabinet, while functional, was adding style to the room. So being the crafty one she is, she came up with a simple solution to take that filing cabinet from meh to marvelous!

All she needed was...

  • Fabric
  • Spray Paint
  • Sponge Applicator
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Screwdriver for removing hardware
  • Mod Podge Hard Coat

Remove the drawers from the cabinet and remove the handles. Spray paint the handles to match your fabric and set aside to dry. You could also spray paint the entire cabinet to enhance or change the color. 

Measure the front of the drawers and add enough length to cover the edges of the drawers. Cut out enough pieces of fabric to cover the face of each drawer. 

Add some Mod Podge onto the top edge of the drawer and lay fabric onto edge. 

Continue by adding a layer of Mod Podge to the front and glue down fabric. Glue down all edges and smooth out to eliminate any air bubbles. Tuck in corners.

Once glued down add a layer of Mod Podge over all the fabric. Let dry for about 30 minutes and add a second layer. 

Allow to dry overnight. 

With scissors or another small sharp object cut into the fabric where the holes for the hardware. Then reattach handles. 

Such a simple project with very few items needed to complete! And what a difference it makes. It took a cold steel looking cabinet and turned it into a gorgeous piece that would be a great addition to any room or office! 

Thanks for sharing Vero! 

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