Now that we are getting settled in our new house, I am working on setting up my craft room. (So excited to finally have one!!) I have been hunting up cabinets and storage and all those useful things – but I’ve also been wanting to make some cute things too! I have a few drawers that were leftover from a dresser I turned into our entertainment cabinet – and I thought that one of them would be a fun little DIY shelf for the craft room!
- Dresser Drawer – you can find these at thrift stores or on Craigslist
- Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint (I used Everlasting White)
- Cork Roll
- Hot Glue Gun & Sticks
- Paint Brush
- Spray Paint
Start by taking the hardware off your drawer. Wipe down the drawer and sand off any rough spots. You don’t need to strip the wood.
Create a pattern of the inside of your DIY shelf with paper. Lay out your cork sheet and using the pattern, cut out the shape from the sheet. I would recommend laying out your sheet a few hours ahead of time and weighing it down with some books or something similar. It will make cutting and gluing so much easier if it’s not curling up on you.
Cut a piece of fabric larger than your cork sheet – about an inch all the way around. Lay the fabric face down, then lay your cork on top. Hot glue the fabric edges to the back of the cork, so the fabric is covering the cork sheet tightly.
Add hot glue to the corners and center of your drawer back. Work quickly here so your glue doesn’t cool off. Place the cork sheet in the drawer, pressing into all the corners and making sure it lays flat.
Fill up your DIY shelf with all kinds of cute things – and pin things to the cork sheet too!
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Bev’s little corner of the internet is Flamingo Toes. She grew up in a creative family of artists and seamstresses so it is no surprise that she loves to create. Bev began sewing as a teenager and made her own clothes and room décor even then. That love for DIY, crafting, and sewing has grown to include jewelry making, furniture refinishing and anything else she can learn. Her style could probably be described best as a mix between modern and vintage – she loves taking old styles and making them new and fun again. Bev is currently living in gorgeous Carlsbad, CA with her husband, two teenagers, and two cats, which are often more trouble than the two teenagers.