Friday, January 27, 2012

A Little Hint

When my friend Ruby and I went to Thomball, Texas shopping,we visited a row of antique stores that were off the main street. We saw lots of beautiful things! I bought a feather Christmas tree that I had hoped to use for a Valentine tablescape. I have not unpacked it as of yet.  We were milling around and one section caught our eye...the store owner had covered her shelves in lace. When we looked closer, we realized that the lace was vinyl! We thought her shelves looked very pretty! What a great idea! I tucked it away in my mind for a future project.  After talking about the shelves we had realized we saw the material in one of our favorite shops. We just couldn't remember where.

Anyway, I moved to Illinois. I had to put paper in my kitchen cabinets and decided to go find this vinyl lace for my new cabinets. But where do I look to find it? I checked Hobby Lobby and  a few other stores until I found it at Jo Ann's.It is a tablecloth that you purchase by the yard.  I bought 6 yards, I think.

Mr. Sweetladyelaine said he would help me....I thought maybe he thought I couldn't  do a good job but soon realized my cabinets were so high that I can only reach the first shelf! I needed a step stool to reach the rest and I didn't have one. He did it all! lol Here he is clowning around!

I love the idea that you can wash it when you want to clean out your drawers. It looks really pretty when you open the drawers and cabinets. I am so glad I used it.

 It was a bit pricey at $6.99 a yard. I wonder if  tablecloths would work? I will file that away for future reference.

It looks really nice inside the cabinets.

Here you can see it laid out. Mr. Sweetladyelaine put it on cardboard, measured and used a box cutter to cut it.

You can see the pattern better in this photo. If you are afraid it will move in your cabinets, you can use double sided tape to hold it secure. I have not had a problem.

I think it will last longer than paper. I am tired of replacing the paper. I used wallpaper in my drawers in the bathrooms. I do not stick it to the bottom, though. It is too hard to get it up and it may ruin the wood. I also have used wrapping paper in my dresser drawers.

Do you have any other suggestions? I do not want the corners to curl. I want to be able to wipe the drawers/cabinets out. I want durable and pretty! If you have any hints please let me know.....

By the way....I LOVE MY NEW HOME!!!!! I can't wait until I find my special spot! Do you have one in your home? I can't wait to share mine with you!

Thanks for stopping always make Jesus number 1 in your life!

Blessings My Friend,

Are you fighting with the adversary today?  Are Satan, the world, and the flesh all against you?  Do not be discouraged nor dismayed.  Fight on!  For God Himself is with you.  Jehovah Nissi is your banner, and Jehovah Rophi is the healer of your wounds.  Do not fear, you will overcome, for who can defeat Omnipotence? Fight on, "looking to Jesus"; 2  and although the conflict is long and tough, the victory will be sweet, and the promised reward will be glorious.

From strength to strength go on;
Wrestle, and fight, and pray,
Tread all the powers of darkness down,
And win the well-fought day.


  1. I used to use vinyl lace to line the shelves in my refrigerator! I haven't seen it in many years, but I used to get it in a hardware store, a small family owned kind of place. I have taped things down in a drawer using double sided tape and it was not hard to remove. Good luck in your new home. xo

  2. I sure like this cabinet liner. It is great! I found some at Jo Ann's when I lined my kitchen cabinets a few years back. It stood the test of time and stayed looking great.

    When I have a new kitchen, I hope to find some more of this liner to use in this house.

    So glad you shared.
    God bless,

  3. I really like this idea. i've been looking at cabinet liner and thought it was pricey. Now i'll rethink this and look at some vinyl tablecloths. Very creative…………Your shelves look fabulous!

    The French Hutch

  4. What a pretty idea for lining your cabinets! It will not only look good, but be easy to clean.

  5. What a pretty way to line your cabinets! Love that, every time you open one, you will be greeted by that pretty lace. Thanks, too, for visiting me today. xo Lidy