Revamp a Nightstand with Wallpaper

MAR 6, 2018 updated May 28, 2021

Whoever said wallpaper was just meant for your walls didn’t know Stefanie Schoen, the ultimate do-it-yourselfer behind the blog The Style Safari. The mom-to-be has been prepping for her little baby girl’s arrival and has taken on the task of designing her daughter’s nursery from floor to ceiling. While this might seem like a daunting task for some, it’s a walk in the park for Stefanie. She recently did an entire wallpaper refresh in her dining room while seven months pregnant — on her own! There’s nothing this lady can’t do! 

Today Stefanie is stopping by the blog to share the first project that will be making an appearance in the nursery, a DIY nightstand featuring her moroccan inspired design on Spoonflower’s Woven wallpaper. Keep reading to see how easy it is to transform a thrift store find with just a few materials. 

Stefanie: I absolutely swoon over gorgeous bone inlay moroccan tile side tables, but sadly I haven’t been able to score one in my budget. The high contrast, geometric and handmade look is what is so appealing about them, so for a fraction of the cost and about 2 hours of my time, I decided that a DIY version would be perfect for my daughter’s nursery next to the rocking chair. That way, even if high contrast black and white is perfect for her newborn eyes, it’s my eyes that are really appreciating that eye candy!

What You Need

  • Old nightstand or side table with clean lines (it can have drawers or not!)
  • 1 8 ft. roll of Spoonflower’s Woven Peel and Stick removable wallpaper
  • Scissors
  • Semi-Gloss spray paint in the color of your choice
  • Ruler
  • Sandpaper
  • New decorative drawer pulls (if your table has drawers)

Prep your Nightstand

Sand down your table with sandpaper, making sure it’s fully prepped for the spray paint. Wipe down with a wet cloth to remove any remaining dust and let dry. Remove any drawer handles prior to painting.

Spray paint each side of your table, including the visible top, side and border portions of your drawers. Spray paint usually dries to the touch in about 20 minutes, so wait that long before moving the table.

Attach the Wallpaper

Once dry, bring the table inside and lay out your supplies. Start by measuring the top and sides of your nightstand, then cut out the pieces of your removable wallpaper to fit.

As each piece is cut, slowly peel back one side of the backing at a time, ensuring that your piece is perfectly lined up. Press out any air bubbles. Repeat on the front of the drawers or any additional sections or lines that you would like to cover.

Install the old drawer handles or replace them with more decorative ones, and that’s it!

I am absolutely in LOVE with how this table came out and I can’t wait to share with you how it will look in the finished nursery! If you give this DIY or Spoonflower’s bookcase renovation a try, be sure to tag #spoonflower and #stylesafaribaby so I can see your make! 


About the Guest Blogger

Stefanie Schoen is a blogger, designer and avid sewist who loves mixing prints and playing with color. She lives outside of San Francisco, where she enjoys wine tasting with her husband, playing tennis and snowboarding, and making the perfect matcha latte. Stefanie blogs about her latest travels, fashions and DIY projects weekly and can be found over at TheStyleSafari.com

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  • Lucy Crosby

    I love this idea!!! Looks easy to do – great wallpaper.

    Love Spoonflower,
    Lucy