House Projects*

Kitchen Drawers: Make ’em Pop*

My lovelies, I’ve been busy.

We have a full couple of weeks coming up. The wee-bean has her first birthday a week from today, and we are having a get together with my family this weekend to celebrate. The Hubster’s mom flies in on her actual birthday (Feb 14th) and most of his extended family is coming the following weekend to party again! We also have tickets to see The Wizard of Oz in the city, and I’m hosting another get together with some couples we know at the end of the month.

Like I said, busy busy busy.

I enjoy it though. I love when my home is full! So, we’ve been busy trying to get things in order to make our home look the best it can.

For the past two years we’ve been primarily focused on the functionality of our home. I decorated a little here and there, but we were so busy just trying to get things completed–lawn, deck, garage, shed, basement, etc–that we haven’t done much cosmetically. To date, we have only painted one room: our main floor powder room.

So, we decided to tackle a myriad of projects that we’re hurrying to complete before our month of parties and company. I’ve been busy stripping wallpaper for the past few days, and we have someone coming to repair the walls and paint on the weekend.

In the meantime, I’ve also been trying to tackle a few smaller projects to add a little fun in my kitchen.

In my family, the kitchen as always been the hub of all activity. We have always loved sitting around the table or working together to make food and clean-up. As I know my family will be in and out of my cupboards and drawers as we prep for the party this weekend, I’m trying to get things cleaned up and organized.

My kitchen drawers have driven me nuts since we moved in. They are all white and I can’t ever seem to keep them looking clean. The interior of the drawers show every scuff and mark and it makes them look dirty even when they aren’t. So I had a little idea and decided to give it a whirl.

I found some fun contact paper at Dollarama before Christmas and used a tiny bit for a gift I made someone. I ended up with a ton left over, and I wasn’t sure what to do with it.

So, I got creative.

Earlier this week I emptied out each of my drawers and cleaned them from top to bottom. As I looked at the scuffs and marks on the white surface, I decided to try lining my drawers with the contact paper and I am so happy with how it turned out!!

As it’s just Dollarama contact paper, I found the adhesive wasn’t great. So, after I cut the paper to size, I added strips of double sided tape to the drawer to help the paper stay down.


 See? Boring old white.

After I removed the backing of the tape, I carefully laid down the contact paper.


And… voila! I love how it turned out. It’s a very subtle, light pattern, but it just adds a little something to my once boring, scuffed drawers!


I still have loads left over, so I have another idea that I want to try in a much more visible spot.

I’ll keep you posted!

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