Have you tried the adhesive drawer liner paper? If you get a chance, do it. We are finishing our bar/kitchen area downstairs and this stuff is awesome and easy peasy to install.
We bought unfinished cabinets from a hardware store, I painted them and then I picked a snazzy paper and lined the drawers and the bases of the cabinets. All it took was a little measuring and cutting.
I needed two rolls and each roll was about $10. Not too bad!