My Method for Lining Kitchen Cabinets

In case I haven’t mentioned it before, my kitchen is apple themed… 
I don’t know why apples… Just is. And I love it!
I wanted to line my cabinets and drawers in the kitchen so that they would be easy to clean and look nice. Also, as I have , our house was lived in before we bought it, and wiping everything down, then lining it all made me feel better as far as cleanliness goes…  
All supplies for this project were purchased at my local Wal-Mart!

SO, first things first, I wiped the inside of the cabinets and drawers with Clorox disinfecting wipes
Doing so removes all the dust and germies that you don’t want getting on your dishes and cookware!


To line my kitchen cabinets, I chose a red and white checkered lining, to go with the red apples everywhere. 🙂
 I like this one because the top is smooth, so you can easily wipe it off, and it has a gripping bottom surface so it won’t slide around. 
BUT it’s not an adhesive liner, so you can remove them from the cabinets easily and wash in the washing machine!!!
My cabinets before…

To measure the lining for the cabinets, I simply placed the liner in the cabinet, marked where it should be cut, then cut it down with scissors.
When I say marked… I mean I held the spot with my thumb and pointer finger til I could get to the table and scissors. 🙂
The checkered lining was perfect for a straight cut… Just follow the lines!

 For the shelves, I laid them out on the table and repeated the step above. 

Then I simply placed the liner in the bottom of the cabinet. 
I also placed a liner on the shelf that goes in each cabinet. 

Looks much better, right?!? Adds a little something I think!
Once your finished lining your cabinets (and drawers!) you can put away your lovely new set of dishes that you received as a bridal shower gift! 🙂
 Or you know, whatever you have that needs to be put away in there… 😉

Did you notice the rope detail on the top of the cabinets??
Perfect for me and my team roping hubs to be!!! 

Do you have another method for lining kitchen cabinets and drawers?
I would love to hear about it!!!

P.S. Linking to the lovelies on our !!!


  1. Life In The Thrifty Lane says:

    I did it last year inside the under the sink cabinet. Now I should do it too in all my cabinets around the kitchen!
    Thanks for stopping by today and entering the giveaway, good luck 🙂

  2. LesleyRH says:

    I miss Walmart! Oh and I can't live without the Clorox wipes!

  3. LambAround says:

    Yes, I did notice the rope detail and I love it! Very jealous for our plain jane cabinets 🙂

    We have clear plastic sheets lining our drawers and shelves and they just make such a HUGE difference. Damp plate? No problem!

  4. Michelle says:

    Great! Love it! I am a new follower!! I am visiting from Ladybird Lane and I would love if you could link this up to my Delicately Constructed Friday Linky Party as well!
    Thanks so much!
    Have a great weekend!

  5. To Sew With Love says:

    your cabinet really looks better with the liner and would be easier to clean, too ^^) thanks for linking up, doll. xoxo

  6. Crystal says:

    They look great! Makes me want to line my cabinets! I love the rope detail on the cabinets! 🙂 Have a great weekend, Kassi!
    Homemaker in Heels

  7. I’ve been looking everywhere for the red and while gingham check cabinet liner that you show on here. I ran out before I finished lining my cabinets. If you know of somewhere I can get more, please let me know.

    • Kassi @ Truly Lovely says:

      I found mine at Wal-Mart in the kitchen section, Pam. Not sure if they still carry it…

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