Sunday, March 3, 2013

Squeezing in Updates When I Can

Why is it that during the week when it is time to go to work, I struggle waking up, but on Saturday morning my internal alarm goes off at 7:00AM and I hit the floor running?  This weekend, I was able to squeeze in a little Spring cleaning, before heading off to tutor.  After packing pots, pans, and pretty much everything else into my kitchen cabinets for the past 13 years, it was time to take some of the junk out!  Not the most glamorous project I have tackled, but certainly needed!
I started by emptying everything out of the drawers in the island.
I wiped the space down with my trusty, Mr. Clean Magic Eraser (can't live without it!) 
and then vacuumed the inside of each drawer.
I found the cutest Contact paper at Target when Mike and I were out Friday.  
I measured once and cut all six.
I found it easier to peel the paper backing off before placing it in the drawer.  The Contact paper was pretty forgiving and I was able to move the sheet around until I was happy with the placement.
When I had it like I wanted it, I used a soft dish cloth to brush lightly across the paper to remove the air bubbles.  Then, I applied a bit more pressure to get the paper to stick.  It took a little more than half an hour to complete the project.  While I plan to line the rest of the cabinets in plain white, I will definitely be on the look out for other fun patterns and colors.   This was such an easy update, I may make a habit ofchanging out the lining more than once every decade.  The island drawers are looking fresh, clean and ready for Spring.

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