Designs For the Home, DIY

Easy Nightstand Makeover

I can’t believe the summer is officially over it  flew by!   I have been busy, busy, busy designing fabrics, the kids back to school and starting a new part time job (craft supplies are expensive). In all this hustle and bustle I have been working on my house trying to finish the million things on my home improvement list. I have a loads of projects that I have started but never finished, you might recall the Painted Trunk project, I did it awhile back. Ever since that project I have wanted to finish my stepdaughters room.  I wanted to redo the bland, old ugly nightstand (that I found in our basement when we moved in) but I have had little time or money to do and so I had to get creative with it. So the Easy Night Table Makeover was born.

diy nightstand


1 ugly nightstand

Paint/primer any color you like (you will need primer if it isn’t a combo paint or this is a great chalk paint project)

Paint Brushes

Peel and Stick Wallpaper swatch from I used my design Ikat grey and white.

Measuring tape



The nightstand before:


Bluh yuck ugly boring!

Step one: Paint


I used some  paint/primer combo in pure white that we had leftover from painting around the house. Whooo for the paint stash! I painted the entire table except for the top and inside back.  I liked the top  and it has a thick glossy finish that is nightmare to sand so I decided to leave it alone and I am using some wallpaper to cover inside back. This part takes the longest because you have to wait for it to dry between coats…. so go get a snack, watch your shows and come back to it later.

Once you are satisfied with the coverage (mine has 2 coats) you can move on to finishing the inside.

Step Two: Measure and Cut

Measure your inside dimensions


After you measure the inside of the nightstand layout your wallpaper print side down and with your ruler draw off the size square and cut.

cut wallpaper

Then apply it to the back according to the instructions included with the wallpaper.


ALL DONE! Now just accessorize and enjoy!

Easy Nightstand Makeover

Until next time my lovelies!


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