Find additional instructions at The Hessian Sack Blog
Drawer lining is a lost art, but so extravagant! Lining your drawers can be another way of adding an upscale touch to your existing furniture. Here is the sarcasm in this project, nobody will see it, except you!
I first came across a felt drawer lined sideboard while antiquing in Virginia. I opened the drawer to this particular sideboard, and much to my surprise, it was lined in a rich green felt. I suppose at one time, this sideboard kept a family’s fine silverware, bowls and linens. I indulged myself in taking a few moments touching the felt, even though it wasn’t mine to touch, and thought to myself, how the interior looked so stately! I knew in that moment, I wanted this for my own drawers. It’s such a small indulgence that makes a difference.
Green has always been a classic choice for felted lined drawers, although today so many colors to choose from, such as apple green, canary yellow and power blue. Felt is said to be the oldest of all man-made materials, produced by the process of pressing together wool water and soap. The Hessian Sack Blog put together a fantastic post with pictures which show how they went about replacing the felt for their own drawers.
Step 1, Start by measuring the depth of the drawer and the length of the sides from front to back.
Step 2, Proceed by cutting the felt for the sides of the drawer, rather than the front or back pieces. Next work on the back pieces, and then the bottom of the drawer. I highly suggest investing in a rotary cutter and mat. It makes a world of difference. Fiskars, sells all three pieces – the cutter, and the board and guide for $33 dollars. I was first introduced to these tools through a box cushion sewing class, and today I couldn’t do without this set.
Step 4. Glue your pieces in place. Hessian Sack Blog suggests glue the 2 sides, front & back and then wash your hands, before putting them in. With their project, the wood was very dry, which drew the moisture out of the glue quickly, so they applied the glue and set them in place one-by-one. For the bottom piece, mark one of the corners with an X and do the same on the back of the felt, so that you know what goes where.
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