You may remember that I was quite delighted to have won this chest of drawers/bedside table on ebay awhile back. Well, she is now pride of place in the guest bedroom and we gave our make-do (for the last 8 years make-do, mind you) bedside tables the heave ho.
I was very impressed with the wall Viv wallpapered in her study last week. Have you seen it, it looks amazing! I have been a little scared of wallpapering anything myself but I thought why not take baby steps and line some drawers with some wallpaper? I had a few wallpaper offcuts lying around so I chose a white-on-white wallpaper for the drawers of my little danish bedside table. I googled wallpaper paste on Saturday and found a recipe using ingredients I had at home (flour, salt, tea tree oil, water), and cooked it up on the cooktop. Seriously, I felt like Martha Stewart.
On Sunday I cut the wallpaper to suit the drawers and glued them into place. Instant fresh new look drawers. The effect is quite subtle and I like that you would have no idea that the drawers are so pretty inside. It's a nice surprise isn't it? I guess this idea would work with any paper, even wrapping paper or fabric maybe. I imagine you could use spray adhesive if you didn't want to go all out with the glue-making. Must admit I have more wallpaper paste than I could ever need, left over. Taking up space in my fridge. Might need to dream up more little projects to use it up!
On a totally unrelated note, if you have thing for scented candles you should try this one, Voluspa - Goji & Torocco Orange (the one in the pretty red tin on my bedside table). It was my first ever expensive candle purchase and it is so yummy I could eat it! A really rich, fruity scent.
Images: Olive & Joy