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Lining Kitchen Cabinets

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Lining Kitchen Cabinets

Whether you own or rent your home, lining the shelves and cabinets is a great, low-commitment way to spruce up your kitchen. Con-Tact paper couldn’t be simpler to apply, and it comes in tons of colors and prints — you’re sure to find one that coordinates with your decor. Here, we’ll show you the easiest way to get a neat, professional-looking result, with no bubbles or wrinkles in sight.
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Lining Kitchen Cabinets

In addition to brightening up my kitchen, lining the drawers was also a great excuse for a reassessment of my kitchen gadget situation. I found a few things to donate, reorganized the drawers, and got a bright new look too. Go ahead and follow the instructions below to add a little pizazz to your drawers and shelves, and you may end up getting rid of some unnecessary odds and ends while you’re at it. An added bonus if I do say so myself.
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Lining Kitchen Cabinets

1 of 49 Martha’s Kitchen Rules Clever ideas, practical storage, unusual solutions — Martha shares her secrets for creating a kitchen that works. Open up and use every inch. Shelving in place of upper cabinets makes the room look lighter and airier. “I use everything in my kitchen regularly, and shelves make it all accessible,” Martha says. “These nearly reach the ceiling, putting underused space to work.” A combination of shelving and cabinets makes sense if you don’t want everything on display. See Martha’s answers to common kitchen questions on “The Martha Stewart Show.” Photography: Francois Dischinger
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Lining Kitchen Cabinets

Rated 4 out of 5 by murmurray Medicine for my kitchen cabinets I bought a small roll of this to use under my kitchen sink and really liked how invisible it is in my recently painted white cabinets. I also noticed that the cabinet near the kitchen sink had black scrape marks from putting heavy objects in. To make a long story short-ish, it’s now EVERYWHERE in my kitchen, and I love it! I would give it 4 1/2 stars if I could. It would be perfect if it had a bit of tacky/sticky stuff to hold it in place where heavy objects need to slide across it. Otherwise – PERFECT! April 21, 2014
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Lining Kitchen Cabinets

Once you’ve done all of the measuring, it’s time for the fun part — picking out a pattern of liner paper. Like a quirky, bright lining inside of a classic trench coat, a kitchen drawer liner is a fun place to go bold. Pick a cheerful print that’ll make you smile every time you open a drawer or cabinet. Oh, and while you’re at it, make sure you’ve bought a few extra feet to account for cutting mishaps, especially if you’re new to this kind of crafty project.
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Lining Kitchen Cabinets

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo Becca Darling Forgot to say, kitchen wallpaper and shelf and drawer lining is not glued down, is a light beige background with red toile design – French peasants during the four seasons. I enjoy opening a cabinet or drawer and seeing my white Fiestaware dishes against the pattern. 2 Likes Bookmark October 30, 2014 at 12:20AM
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Lining Kitchen Cabinets

Becca Darling Forgot to say, kitchen wallpaper and shelf and drawer lining is not glued down, is a light beige background with red toile design – French peasants during the four seasons. I enjoy opening a cabinet or drawer and seeing my white Fiestaware dishes against the pattern. 2 Likes Bookmark October 30, 2014 at 12:20AM
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Lining Kitchen Cabinets

Becca Darling Forgot to say, kitchen wallpaper and shelf and drawer lining is not glued down, is a light beige background with red toile design – French peasants during the four seasons. I enjoy opening a cabinet or drawer and seeing my white Fiestaware dishes against the pattern.
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Forgot to say, kitchen wallpaper and shelf and drawer lining is not glued down, is a light beige background with red toile design – French peasants during the four seasons. I enjoy opening a cabinet or drawer and seeing my white Fiestaware dishes against the pattern.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by FLSkater Wow, won’t ever use anything else to line shelves The house we bought was not kept up very well, and I had to scrub the shelves clean 3 times with bleach before I let any of our stuff get put away. At the time, we figured we would redo the cabinets – so I didn’t want to spend a lot of money. So I bought the cheap adhesive white liner. It was a pain to use. Fast forward a year later. All new kitchen cabinets installed. Once again, no way I would put our stuff away without a liner – only this time it was because I didn’t want to ruin the beautiful wood! I couldn’t bear to cover it up with opaque liner, and didn’t want to use anything with a sticky back. I researched this to death, narrowing down some contact liner and the plast-o-mat/life liner. The plast-o-mat/life liner was much clearer than the contact brand. I do think the plast-o-mat and lifeliner are one and the same, since they are from the same company, they are just marketed differently. Anyway this stuff is amazing! It was super easy to cut, no backing to peel, and gives a nice look to the shelves/drawers. The ribbing helps things from shifting in drawers. Even my husband was impressed with the quality, and how nice the cabinets look with this on it. I am going back to get more – I think I just might redo the other cabinets and drawers in the house, which have the textured white or beige vinyl that curls up all the time. Try to get this when it is on sale – it winds up being much cheaper per square foot than you think! April 17, 2014
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Clever ideas, practical storage, unusual solutions — Martha shares her secrets for creating a kitchen that works. Open up and use every inch. Shelving in place of upper cabinets makes the room look lighter and airier. “I use everything in my kitchen regularly, and shelves make it all accessible,” Martha says. “These nearly reach the ceiling, putting underused space to work.” A combination of shelving and cabinets makes sense if you don’t want everything on display. See Martha’s answers to common kitchen questions on “The Martha Stewart Show.”
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Clever ideas, practical storage, unusual solutions — Martha shares her secrets for creating a kitchen that works. Open up and use every inch. Shelving in place of upper cabinets makes the room look lighter and airier. “I use everything in my kitchen regularly, and shelves make it all accessible,” Martha says. “These nearly reach the ceiling, putting underused space to work.” A combination of shelving and cabinets makes sense if you don’t want everything on display. See Martha’s answers to common kitchen questions on “The Martha Stewart Show.” Photography: Francois Dischinger
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“Use a plastic bin for soaking or soaping to save water,” Martha says. The plastic is also more forgiving than a hard sink should you drop a dish. When you’re washing a lot of very fragile items by hand, such as crystal stemware, lining the sink with a terry towel also does the trick. Keep dish soap in a clear plastic pump bottle by the sink. (Martha uses Martha Stewart Clean Dish and Hand Soap, of course, homedepot.com.) PP Basket, muji.com.
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30 of 49 Sink Basin “Use a plastic bin for soaking or soaping to save water,” Martha says. The plastic is also more forgiving than a hard sink should you drop a dish. When you’re washing a lot of very fragile items by hand, such as crystal stemware, lining the sink with a terry towel also does the trick. Keep dish soap in a clear plastic pump bottle by the sink. (Martha uses Martha Stewart Clean Dish and Hand Soap, of course, homedepot.com.) PP Basket, muji.com. Photography: Ditte Isager
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“Use a plastic bin for soaking or soaping to save water,” Martha says. The plastic is also more forgiving than a hard sink should you drop a dish. When you’re washing a lot of very fragile items by hand, such as crystal stemware, lining the sink with a terry towel also does the trick. Keep dish soap in a clear plastic pump bottle by the sink. (Martha uses Martha Stewart Clean Dish and Hand Soap, of course, homedepot.com.) PP Basket, muji.com. Photography: Ditte Isager
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Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo momof5x I might use light plastic lining for drawers to soften impact of noise of cutlery but not for shelves as I prefer to be able to wipe those immediately without the fiddle diddle of replacing shelf paper, plus, it is an attraction for insects to nest. 7 Likes Bookmark September 26, 2014 at 8:25AM
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Rated 5 out of 5 by DB8Mom Saving my cabinets! When we moved, I had to scrub the shelves of my cabinets with a Magic eraser to get them shiny again. Even after that, they had some scratches left. Determined not to let that happen again, I purchased a roll of this shelf liner to try. I wound up going back for more to do all my cabinets and vanities. It’s easy to cut, doesn’t shift around and provides a great base for the cabinets. Even in the vanities, items stand up straight even with the ribbing. April 16, 2014

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