To protect and add style to the surfaces of shelves, drawers and cabinets in your kitchen, bathroom or garage, consider adding a shelf liner. Decorative shelf liners add a fashionable touch to bookshelves and dresser drawers. In areas where moisture is a concern, a sturdy vinyl liner helps prevent damage.
Protect Kitchen Shelves and Drawers
Kitchen cabinet liners come in a variety of materials and finishes. Waterproof cabinet liners are ideal for under the sink and in drawers and cabinets where you store food. Use a heavy-duty drawer liner underneath heavy pots and pans. Tear-resistant liners are ideal for drawers you use to store sharp objects. Use them to protect your drawers from knives, can openers and pizza cutters. Choose a color or pattern that complements your cabinets.
A vinyl shelf liner works best in the bathroom or the kitchen pantry. It provides cushioning when you set down heavy objects like a hair dryer or jar of tomato sauce. These liners stand up to moisture and can be removed, cleaned and repositioned without any special tools or adhesives. Use a variety of kitchen cabinet organizers to keep your shelves neat and tidy.
Keep the Shop Shelves Clean
In the workshop or garage, use a rubber shelf liner made specifically for shop duty. These heavy-duty liners provide a padded surface for tools. They’re easy to clean and keep stray grease or other fluids from staining your workshop shelf or toolbox.
Use an acrylic liner to protect wire rack shelving and keep small items from falling through the cracks. A transparent liner still allows you to see through the shelves to the surface below.
Add Style to Visible Shelves
For display shelving, like bookshelves in a living room, choose a liner that matches your decor. Go with a wood grain pattern for a rustic look, or elevate a simple shelf with a faux stone pattern that looks like marble. Wallpaper-style liners are one of the easiest ways to add a pop of color to white or black shelves.