Published on August 4th, 2010 | by Jules Yap


Hiding the Goodies

Materials: Fabric, 2 Aneboda Dressers

1. Using the cardboard packaging from the dressers, I measured out 6 rectangular panels, marking where to cut each panel with masking tape.

2. With an X-acto knife, I sandwiched the cardboard between two cutting boards. The bottom cutting board would protect our beautiful hardwood floors from getting scratched, and the top cutting board served as a second guide (in addition to the tape) for where I needed to cut each panel. I stuck each panel in front of the translucent dresser front to make sure it would fit. The translucent parts of the drawers aren’t flush with the frame holding them, so a cardboard insert would make each drawer front flush with its frame as I cut the panels exactly right. Luckily, I had, which was nothing short of a miracle. My belly made it hard to find a comfortable working position, so I spent a good half-hour of my time rolling around on the floor, splayed in various not-so-ladylike positions, trying to get the X-acto blade in exactly the right place for cutting the panels.

3. Using two yards of fabric I purchased online, I cut out six pieces of fabric just slightly (less than 1/2 an inch) larger than each of my panels and used hot glue to secure each fabric piece to the cardboard. To make sure that the fabric stayed in place, I used packing tape over each glued side.

4. With some heavy-duty double-sided tape (think carpet tape), I secured each panel to a dresser front.

The whole project cost me less than $20 and only took an afternoon, even with my 30-minute belly adjustment period.

See more of the Aneboda dresser.

~ Ann K., Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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3 Responses to Hiding the Goodies

  1. peonyjane says:

    I want that elephant!!

  2. Mallory says:

    Does anyone know where to get that little elephant book holder? It’s so cute!

  3. Kimberly says:

    What a great idea. I have just the fabric…

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