This peel and stick wallpaper was the perfect addition to the sides of our vintage dresser drawers. I love the pops of color we added to our boring dresser drawers with wallpaper. If you’re craving more color, consider adding wallpaper to the sides of drawers !
You guys…I love my home coffee station. Not only is it one of the more sacred spots of our house (because…you know…#coffee), but it’s extremely functional and pretty cute.
There was nothing wrong with our coffee bar per se….but do you know when you have one of the home projects that you finish and it still feels like it is missing something??
It wasn’t obvious when I revealed our coffee station a few weeks ago. But, I think our coffee bar was missing the infusion of character and color that I try to put into everything in our home. It was wonderful, but it needed to be a little more me.
Enter…..peel and stick wallpaper.
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Peel and stick wallpaper is amazing. It adds just amount of color and extra texture. I love that the vintage dresser we used for our coffee station remains in its classic style with the refinished dark coat of stain, but we were able add pops of color to the drawers with wallpaper.
They are only visible when you pull the drawers out. It’s a fun and unexpected detail that really is the missing piece of the puzzle for our coffee station.
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Step 1. Trace drawer on back of wallpaper.
Remove the drawer from the dresser. If your drawer has tracks, you will either want to work around the tracks (like placing the wallpaper above the tracks) or remove the tracks before tracing.
Put the drawer on its side and trace all the way around the drawer on the backside of the peel and stick wallpaper. If anything include a little bit of overhang, you can trim it off later.
Step 2. Cut out drawer shape on the wallpaper.
I just used scissors (P.S. these scissors are amazing!) to cut out the shape of the drawer on the wallpaper. If anything, you want the paper to be a little larger than the drawer because you can always trim off the extra later.
Step 3. Apply the wallpaper to dresser drawers.
The best part about using this peel and stick wallpaper on the sides of the drawers is that it is completely repositionable. So, if you don’t get it on straight the first time, no big deal. You can peel it up easily and straighten it up.
Step 4. Trim off excess wallpaper.
Using the rotary cutter, trim off the edges of the peel and stick wallpaper where it hangs over the edge of the drawer. Be sure that you do this on a cutting mat so you don’t scratch the surface below.
Step 5. Add tracks back onto drawer (if applicable).
If you removed tracks on your drawer earlier, be sure to add the back onto the drawer!
Step 6. Slide door back in and smile!
Simply slide the drawer back in your dresser!
What do you think? Do you love the pops of color that are added by the simple addition of the peel and stick wallpaper to the sides of drawers?
The project couldn’t be any easier. All you need to do is grab some wallpaper and add it to the sides of your dresser drawers and you’ll have instant color and personality.
I think the best part of this DIY is that you can totally customize it because they are SO MANY different kinds of wallpaper out there, so you can choose whatever matches your mood or your decor!
Update – How’s it holding up 3 years later?
We had this vintage dresser for 3 years after doing this quick and easy project and it held up great! I never noticed any wallpaper peeling off of the edge of the dresser drawers. But if I did, I would have just needed to add a touch of this strongest super glue that I use on just about everything!
So, now it’s your turn! What pattern or color wallpaper would you choose for your dresser drawers?
Let me know in the comments below!!!
P.S. There was tons of wallpaper left over from this project, so let me know if you have any good DIY ideas with peel and stick wallpaper!
- Peel and Stick Wallpaper
- Trace drawer on back of wallpaper.
- Cut out drawer shape on the wallpaper.
- Apply the peel and stick wallpaper to the sides of drawers.
- Trim off excess.
- Add tracks back onto drawer.
- Slide door back in and smile!