Seen one of these before? A plain Jane set of rolling plastic office drawers (do they have another name?). This set is one I've had since college, acquired back when I thought I might actually use all of my scrapbooking supplies for scrapbooking. As I've been trying to get my office/craft area decluttered and pretty, this plastic thing in the middle of the room has bothered me more and more. Last weekend I'd had enough and decided to bring out the Modge Podge.
To begin the transformation I started with four different 12" x 12" papers (I loooove paper!). I chose three black and white graphics and a green that matches the walls. I wanted the diamond graphic to have more black than white, so I coloed in some of the design with a marker. It was an easy way to get the look I was after. Find an eager toddler to help you cut the paper to size. I have no idea what size I made these; I simply placed the paper on the drawer and made a mark where I needed the cut. (And don't worry: I helped her work the cutter, so no little fingers were at risk.)
Next cover one of the drawers with a think coat of Modge Podge. Get it into all of the crevices, and don't worry about getting too much--it dries clear.
Then place one of your pre-cut papers onto the drawer front. Push it up inside the plastic lip and press down firmly. If your drawer has a indentation like mine you might consider cutting the paper a little wide to compensate. It didn't occur to me until after the fact.
Finish by covering the whole front with an ample amount of the Modge Podge to seal and protect it. Pay special attention to the edges, as you want to be certain they don't lift.
I added some black grosgrain ribbon to the handles to finish everything off. Not including drying time, the whole project took about 40 minutes. It fits into my decor much better now, and I really like the look. What have you decoupaged lately? I have 3/4 of a bottle of Modge Podge left that I need to do something with!