Marvelous Marsala Fabric Drawer Storage Chest

Marvelous Marsala Fabric Drawer Storage Chest
Marvelous Marsala Fabric Drawer Storage Chest
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Who says DIY storage cannot be both practical and visually appealing? Find out how it can be with this Marvelous Marsala Fabric Drawer Storage Chest project. Learn how to use fabric to take an old storage unit from drab to fab in just a few days. Gorgeous fabrics can help add a vintage or romantic appeal to furniture pieces. If you have been looking for DIY storage ideas that are both functional and fabulous, you do not need to look any further. This fabric drawer project will help you customize your storage pieces to blend with your home decor, all the while helping you maintain organization in your home. 

Estimated Cost$31+

Time to CompleteWeekend project


Primary TechniqueFurniture Projects


Project TypeMake a Project

Materials List

  • FolkArt ® Home Decor™ Chalk - Java, 8 oz. Item #34165 
  • FolkArt ® Home Decor™ Chalk - Oatmeal, 8 oz. Item #34166 
  • FolkArt ® Home Decor™ Chalk - River Walk, 8 oz. Item #34930 
  • Mod Podge ® Furniture Matte, 16 oz. Item #CS15127 
  • Flat brush ½”
  • Squeegee
  • Wax paper
  • Scissors
  • Marsala colored fabric
  • Sandpaper
  • Pencil
  • Wooden chest with drawers
  • Water basin
  • Paper towels
  • Foam plates

DIY Project Instructions

  1. Cut a piece of fabric large enough to cover all the drawers. Lay on a piece of wax paper and brush a coat of Mod Podge® Furniture over surface to seal. Hang to dry.

  2. Basecoat wooden chest with Java. Let dry.

  3. Cover Java with Oatmeal and River Walk letting the two colors blend together as shown. Let dry.

  4. Lightly sand surface to let Java show through creating a weathered look.

  5. Lay drawer fronts together on opposite side of fabric. Trace with pencil. Cut out fabric.

  6. Apply a coat of Furniture to drawer front, place fabric over drawer and cover with wax paper. Use squeegee to smooth fabric and remove excess Mod Podge®. Repeat with other drawers and let dry at least twenty minutes.

  7. Apply several coats of Furniture to drawers to seal.

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