How-to: Botanical Print Nightstand

The DIY experts at HGTV Magazine recreated this flea market find. Here’s how you can, too.
By: Jessica Dodell-Feder and Anthony Santelli
RX-HGMAG006_Flea-Market-Flips-101-a-3x4

RX-HGMAG006_Flea-Market-Flips-101-a-3x4

Photo by: Lara Robby/Studio D

Lara Robby/Studio D

Materials Needed:

  • screwdriver
  • cloth
  • wood cleaner, such as Murphy Oil Soap
  • removable vinyl decals
  • painter's tape
  • straight edge (like an old credit card)
  • utility knife
  • medium-grit sandpaper
  • paintbrush
  • latex paint
  • water-based sealer

Step 1

Unscrew any drawer pulls or knobs and set aside. Wipe down the stand with the cloth and cleaner.

Step 2

Position the removable decal on the front; secure with a piece of painter’s tape at the top. We used Affordable Vinyl Graphics flower embellishment (from $4 each, mywalldecals.com). Apply the decal according to the instructions, running a straight edge over it to eliminate air bubbles. Use a utility knife to slice through any of the decal that spans across more than one drawer.

Step 3

Lightly sand all the wood around the decal, then wipe it down with a cloth. If you want the stand’s legs to remain unpainted, like ours, tape them off.

Step 4

Paint the table and let dry. Warm Gold by Glidden was used here.

Step 5

Using your fingernail, pick at one edge of the decal until you can get a good grip. Slowly peel it off the wood. If you taped the legs, remove the tape.

Step 6

Coat the entire nightstand with the sealer and let dry. Reattach drawer pulls or knobs.

Keep Reading

Next Up

How to Refinish a Dining Room Table

Easily refinish a dated or worn dining room table to give it a fresh look.

How to Refinish a Kitchen Table

Give an old kitchen table new life in a weekend with these simple steps for refinishing wood furniture.

How to Clean a Wood Kitchen Table

Got half an hour? Make your wood kitchen table spotless and germ-free.

How to Build a Pool Table

Follow these step-by-step instructions for making a billiard table you can call your own.

8 Reasons Why We Can't Wait for 'Good Bones' Season 2

Good news, fellow Good Bones fans: The show will return for a second season! Let us count the ways we love Mina, Karen and their colorful fixer uppers. 

How to Build an Expandable Dining Room Table

If your dining room is tight on space, this hinged table is the perfect solution.

How to Sew a Card Table Slipcover

Card tables are convenient to use when entertaining over the holidays, but they can be eyesores. A simple slipcover that is fitted and washable (not to mention pretty) is the perfect solution.

How to Make an Upcycled Coffee Table

Salvaged wood and architectural remnants are prime candidates to be repurposed as furniture. In the case of this table, pieces of an old rope bed and a beadboard door are upcycled into a functional and one-of-a-kind coffee table. 

How to Build an Octagon Dining Table

Carter Oosterhouse builds an elegant two-tone cherry dining table.

How to Construct a Rustic Trunk-Style Coffee Table

Trunk-style coffee tables are not only stylish, they also provide practical storage for toys, extra throws and pillows, a movie collection and anything that needs to be stored for a busy family. This rustic trunk-style coffee table is an easy build, but the result will have your friends thinking you're a pro woodworker.

On TV

Shop This Look

Found a living space you love in HGTV's Photo Library? Get the look in your own home with products from Wayfair.

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.