What you will need:
Dresser - (any set of drawers where the face of each drawer sits outside the drawer cavity)
Wadding - (I used thin pieces of Dacron)
Staple gun and staples - (I used an electronic staple gun because it was sooo much easier)
Fabric - (of your choice, match your bedding or color scheme, your options are endless)
Tape - (I used black duct tape which matches the drawers and has stayed secure)
I started off with a set of Ikea Malm Drawers:
- Cut your wadding to the same size as the face of each drawer (it does not need to go around corners, this will be too bulky). You should have 3 rectangular pieces the same size. I only used quite a thin layer.
- Cut your selected fabric larger than the drawer faces (leave enough space to come around the edges on every side, about 5cm). You don’t need to cut any allowance for corners as you just fold these over like sheets on a bed when you attach them. If you cut them, they may fray.
- Don’t stick or glue your wadding to the drawers in any way. It isn’t necessary and may make the wadding bumpy.
- Lay out your rectangle of material on the table, then center a rectangle of wadding on top. Then place the drawer face down on top of the wadding.
- Using your trusty staple gun, bring the edges of the fabric up onto the backside of the drawer and staple in place.
The backside of the drawers should look like this:
- Fold the fabric over in a hem before stapling to prevent fraying. I used an electronic staple gun, but you can use a manual one too.
When the tape is in place it looks like this:
- Tape over the staples. This makes it look nicer but is also a good safety measure if any staples happen to come loose. Make sure you use a tape that will hold. I had previously used masking tape on another set of drawers and this has peeled off over time. The duct tape I have used on this set seems to have worked a dream.
It is really quick and easy too. I did this when I was 8 months pregnant (hey you get creative and industrious at the end of a pregnancy, I think it’s called nesting) and got it done in one night.
I love them, they are so bright and colorful and still the highlight of the room.
What I hate the most about New Moon: Meyer romanticized suicide.
I understand that teenagers (and grown-ups, too) have volatile emotions. A broken heart really can seem like the end of the world. People get depressed and feel like they have nothing to live for. I know.
Though I’m not a person…
This isn’t some tan girl covered in makeup with perfectly straight hair and a perfect smile. This is a girl with Pfeiffer Syndrome, who has had bangs her whole life to hide her forehead and struggles everyday to be okay with looking this way. She’s had several surgeries and will have a couple more. she can’t wear makeup much, her eyes are sensitive. Her jaw is misaligned. Her forehead is too thick and has to be shaven down. Her cheekdowns have to be moved forward by surgery. when she was four she had something called a ‘halo’ which was a metal circle screwed into her skull and jaw.
though she fought through it medically, she struggles everyday with the emotional sideeffects. she doesn’t look like her family or her friends. she may never look normal. she has depression and eating issues because of what she has had to accept about herself. she has done awful things to be pretty.
nobody ever sees her without makeup or without bangs.
She, is me.
and if I make your blog ugly, than don’t reblog this. but if you can be one of the few people in my life who I know are fully comfortable with it, than reblog this so people know.
you are beautiful. even if you don’t realize it, you are. everyone is,
My Bohemian World
Grand Bazaar in Instanbul, Turkey
True love. <3