|Cute pink kitchen. I always wanted one of these when I was a kid!|
It really gives it a finished look! The only thing I needed was to cut the scrap book paper to fit the drawers. This was a little tricky at first. Once I had a template made out to the right sizes, I used that to trace the other matching drawer sizes. The gingham pattern really helped in this aspect, as I could match of numbers of lines. The extra wide drawer set I used two pages together to make it extra long. I lined up the pattern so it would look almost seamless. After that I used strong double stick tape (long pieces that covered entire edges to try and hide the "taped" look) to attach the paper to the inside of the plastic drawers. When you are looking at it you do not see big strips of tape. I was very happy how it turned out. By the way, the front of the drawers were a bit trickier than the sides. The sides are flat and very easy to piece together. The handle posed a curved/indented problem, so I only ran the paper up to where the handle started.
As far as durability, I wasn't sure how paper and tape would hold up with three busy girls and a lot of play cooking going on. But I am pleased to say I did this project over 4 years ago and they have held up beautifully. I think it helps to really seal the edges as close to the plastic as possible so there is nothing sticking out to catch on and rip. Also I LOVE the versatility of this. You can use this technique for cute storage in school classrooms, home offices, kid rooms, teen rooms, play kitchens, any where you have plain storage bins. We'll make the world a cuter place one drawer at a time!