How To Line Your Drawers With Linoleum Squares

Wondering where I’ve been?

Life has been a bit crazy here in the Walter Household!

A GOOD kind of crazy!

First, I have to say I LOVE HAVING MY GRANDCHILDREN IN TOWN!!! It is the BEST and I feel so BLESSED!!!  I must be driving my step-daughter crazy, because I want to see them every day! :-)

I’m still plugging away on my cabinets.  Usually, when I begin a project, I drive myself crazy (and my hubby) because I can’t do anything else or think of anything else until the project is finished!  I’m working on that “all or nothing” quirky part of my personality :-).  So instead of feeling the need to finish up the cabinets, I have been doing other projects too, which I will be showing you soon.

Today, I want to show you how I’m lining my kitchen cabinets.  I’ve always used contact paper in the past, but this time around I’m using 12×12 Linoleum Squares that are super sticky on the back.

I found these at Home Depot on Sale for $15 a box.  I got the cheapest I could find.  I figured it didn’t have to be too durable since we won’t be walking on them.

First step is to make sure that your drawers are clean.  I brushed out the corners and went along the inside edges with a clean paint brush.

Then, I used my hand vacuum cleaner.

I measured my drawer (the first square is easy because you don’t have to cut it) and marked my linoleum square.

Using a straight edge ruler, I cut the linoleum with a straight edge knife (a linoleum knife would work well also).  I found that if I put the cutting board on the ground and cut the linoleum, I was able to apply more pressure.

The great thing about these squares (I found out after about the 3rd cut), is you don’t have to apply too much pressure because once the square is scored with the blade, it literally “breaks” right on your scored line!

Here is my finished drawer!

I chose this style of linoleum because it was the cheapest.  In hindsight, I wouldn’t choose an obvious pattern like the pergo style – made me crazy trying to match it!  I’m thrilled to have found a covering for my drawers that is durable and easy to clean.

Be sure you stop back by on Thursday.  Tracie has an amazing dessert that she will be sharing.  She made it for us last weekend… it was delicious!

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  1. Thanks so much for posting. I’ve been considering using Linoleum Squares for my cabinets but I wasn’t sure if it would be too difficult. I like how your drawers turned out and I’m now determined to give it a shot!

  2. Thanks for the inspirational comment! Great idea for lining your cabinet drawers.

    Jody

  3. Carrie Lynn says:

    you are so smart! love it!

  4. What a great idea! I have seen it done on the bottom of cabinets, so why it never dawned on me to do it on my drawers, I don’t know!
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  5. Mandy – we are still twins! I have this in ALL my drawers and don’t forget under the sinks. Wonderful for that, you can just wipe clean any spills or leaks. They are so easy to do – and if you don’t line them perfectly (like you did), they actually still look good.

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