How to Update a Dresser With Wallpaper and Decorative Knobs

Bring bold pattern and a little bit of bling to an old dresser with decorative knobs and wallpapered drawers.

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Materials Needed:

  • wallpaper in desired pattern
  • coordinating decorative knobs
  • straight edge
  • scissors
  • drill
  • measuring tape
  • pencil or marker
  • wallpaper paste
  • wallpaper smoothing tool
  • double-sided tape
  • needle-nose pliers
  • 1" paintbrush

Measure Drawer Interiors

Measure the interior dimensions of each drawer with measuring tape.

Cut Wallpaper

Measure and mark the wallpaper with a straight edge and pencil or marker using the same dimensions as the drawer interior. Cut along the traced lines. Tip: Installing wallpaper on wall surfaces requires precise matching of pattern repeats, but drawer interiors can be mismatched without sacrificing the overall intended effect.

Add Wallpaper

Dry-fit the wallpaper into the drawer to ensure a perfect fit. Follow the manufacturer's installation directions, and permanently attach the paper to the drawer's interior. Repeat for each drawer, and smooth out any air bubbles using the wallpaper smoothing tool. Tip: If you don't want to permanently attach the wallpaper with paste, lay the paper down inside the drawer completely dry, and hold it in place with double-sided tape.

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