How-to: Botanical Print Nightstand
Lara Robby/Studio D
- 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
- latex paint
- water-based sealer
Unscrew any drawer pulls or knobs and set aside. Wipe down the stand with the cloth and cleaner.
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.
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.
Paint the table and let dry. Warm Gold by Glidden was used here.
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.
Coat the entire nightstand with the sealer and let dry. Reattach drawer pulls or knobs.