In case I haven’t mentioned it before, my kitchen is apple themed…
I don’t know why apples… Just is. And I love it!
I wanted to line my cabinets and drawers in the kitchen so that they would be easy to clean and look nice. Also, as I have mentioned before, our house was lived in before we bought it, and wiping everything down, then lining it all made me feel better as far as cleanliness goes…
All supplies for this project were purchased at my local Wal-Mart!
SO, first things first, I wiped the inside of the cabinets and drawers with Clorox disinfecting wipes!
Doing so removes all the dust and germies that you don’t want getting on your dishes and cookware!
To line my kitchen cabinets, I chose a red and white checkered lining, to go with the red apples everywhere. 🙂
I like this one because the top is smooth, so you can easily wipe it off, and it has a gripping bottom surface so it won’t slide around.
BUT it’s not an adhesive liner, so you can remove them from the cabinets easily and wash in the washing machine!!!
My cabinets before…
To measure the lining for the cabinets, I simply placed the liner in the cabinet, marked where it should be cut, then cut it down with scissors.
When I say marked… I mean I held the spot with my thumb and pointer finger til I could get to the table and scissors. 🙂
The checkered lining was perfect for a straight cut… Just follow the lines!
For the shelves, I laid them out on the table and repeated the step above.
Then I simply placed the liner in the bottom of the cabinet.
I also placed a liner on the shelf that goes in each cabinet.
Looks much better, right?!? Adds a little something I think!
Once your finished lining your cabinets (and drawers!) you can put away your lovely new set of dishes that you received as a bridal shower gift! 🙂
Or you know, whatever you have that needs to be put away in there… 😉
Did you notice the rope detail on the top of the cabinets??
Perfect for me and my team roping hubs to be!!!
Do you have another method for lining kitchen cabinets and drawers?
I would love to hear about it!!!
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