How To Line Kitchen Drawers & Shelves with Cheery Paper
- Pen or pencil
- Cleaning cloth
- All -purpose cleaner
- Magic eraser or scrubby sponge (optional)
- Con -Tact or other shelf liner paper
- Self -healing cutting mat
- Quilting ruler
- Rotary cutter
- Plastic squeegee
Take measurements: Measure all of the shelves and drawers you plan to line, notating the length and width of each surface.
Clean the shelves and drawers: Dampen a cleaning cloth and wipe down the shelves and drawers thoroughly, using cleaning solution as needed. For stubborn spots, use a damp magic eraser, if needed. Allow the surfaces to dry thoroughly.
Unroll a length of the liner paper onto the cutting mat: Use the quilting ruler to measure out the required length, marking the top and bottom of the paper with a pen or pencil.
To cut the liner paper: Line up the quilting ruler on the contact paper where you’ll be making the cut. With one hand firmly pressing on the quilting ruler. Roll the rotary cutter along the contact paper alongside the quilting ruler, using it as a cutting guide. Press firmly as you cut to make sure you are cutting completely through the paper. Repeat with remaining contact paper, measuring and cutting out all of the sheets required to line your shelves and drawers.
To line a drawer or shelf: Peel a small corner of backing away from the liner paper and position the paper exactly as you want it to lie.
Tack down the exposed corner of the liner paper: Use the plastic squeegee to smooth it down, starting in the middle and working out toward the edges. Continue to peel away the backing from the liner paper a few inches at a time, smoothing with the squeegee as you go.
Smooth out wrinkles: Once the entire backing is removed and the paper is fully tacked down to the shelf or drawer, check carefully for any bubbles or wrinkles, smoothing them out with the squeegee if necessary.
Finish the rest of your drawers and shelves: Repeat steps 5 through 7 with all of the remaining shelves and drawers.