DIY Wallpaper Nightstand

How to Create Your Own Stylish Nightstand

There are so many ways to use wallpaper in your home than just giving your walls a makeover. From covering old shelves to refurbishing a nightstand, there are countless projects in which you can incorporate this stylish design solution. Today’s project has such a beautiful outcome, you would think it would take hours to complete. However, as long as you have prepped ahead of time and have all your tools in place, you’ll be able to have your new nightstand in less than two hours!

 

Project Tools:

  • Nightstand
  • Wallpaper
  • Wallpaper Paste
  • Wallpaper Brush
  • Ruler
  • Craft Knife/Scissors
  • Sponge
  • Smoothing Tool
  • Clear Acrylic Sealer
  1. Prepare your surface: clean, sand, and fill in holes if necessary
  2. Measure and cut your wallpaper to your nightstand’s dimensions
  3.  Apply paste evenly over the top of your surface
  4. Adhere your wallpaper and smooth into place, carefully removing any air bubbles or air pockets that occur
  5. Use scissors/craft knife to remove any excess material
  6. Remove any leftover paste with a sponge
  7. Use a clear acrylic sealer to seal and protect your surface

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after nightstand

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Want to Win Wallpaper?

Tell Us Which Wallpaper You Would Pick For a Chance to Win a Feature Wall!

How to Win Wallpaper Home Decor Contest

 This breakfast nook is pretty sweet, but it could be even cuter! Tell us which wallpaper you think would complete this room the best for a chance to win some wallpaper of your own! A rustic wood panel, or a Scandinavian chic block print? Perhaps a glamorous silver floral, or an enchanted birch forest? We can’t wait to hear what you think! Simply comment on this blog post with your top choice and we will enter your name into the drawing. You could win a whole feature walls worth of our wallpaper to do your own decorating project. The winner can choose their own wallpaper design, tailored to their own space, and will not be limited to the patterns above. See below for a complete list of rules, and some more information on these beautiful looks.

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  1. To enter, contestant must comment on this blog post with which wallpaper they would choose for this space
  2. For 2 entries you can choose to follow us on Facebook or Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram – include in comments if you did so!
  3. Winner will be chosen at random on Friday March 13, 2015 & Announced on the Blog. Winner will also be notified by email.
  4. The Winner will receive 4 bolts of the wallpaper of their choice from the following brands: Brewster, Kenneth James, Beacon House, Chesapeake or DecorLine (contingent upon available stock)
  5. Natural Grasscloth Products are excluded from the Contest
  6. No purchase necessary. Open to legal residents of the U.S.A and Canada, age 21 or older. Void where prohibited. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received.

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Out with the old, in with the NEW!

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A modern and playful print for walls – Modern Leaf Trail wallpaper by Beacon House

If you still think that wallpaper is old-fashioned, this post is for you! With a long history of being stereotyped as “outdated” and “out of style”, wallpaper is still trying to regain its footing in the home décor market place.

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Black Moroccan Grate Wallpaper – Beacon House Ink Collection

Over the past few years, we’ve been able to watch this negative perspective gradually decline. Now being listed as a top trend for 2015, we’re pretty sure that wallpaper is sticking around the long haul and will continually woo and wow us with each new and beautiful design.

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Modern style achieved with a classy faux grasscloth stripe – Stripes by Chesapeake Collection

Check out the many ways that wallpaper can transform your home into the modern era…

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Wallpaper can bring your design dreams to life! Faux wood to animal prints, bold stripes, metallics and colorful florals are all possible

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Trendy gold wallpaper with a chic metallic finish and raised suede accents – Huxley Gold Dundee, Geo Collection

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Two different looks, one modern statement! (all done with wallpaper!)

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Daraxa Black Paisley by Kenneth James

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Geometric Lattice Wallpaper – Simple Space II by Beacon House

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These two very different wallpapers show you the broad range of designs that can achieved

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Welcome Marsala into Your Home

Tips for Achieving On-Trend Designs Using the 2015 Pantone Color of the Year

Marsala Pantone Color of the Year 2015

Marsala, the 2015 Pantone Color of the Year, is a rich and complex hue that seamlessly blends both regal and earthy elements. The new Pantone color is named after the fortified wine that complements the most satisfying of meals, and with minimal effort, incorporating Marsala in the home can make any space feel cozy and on-trend.

“Marsala is unique in its versatility,” says Paula Berberian, our Creative Director. “While previous Pantone colors of the year like Radiant Orchid and Emerald added a bold element to home interiors, Marsala is a grounding force that is subtle enough to pair with both dramatic and muted design schemes.” Below, Berberian shares her tips for incorporating Marsala in your home to create a chic and cohesive look.

Marsala Wallpaper from Beacon House Home Marsala Wallpaper from Oxford

 

Embrace the Earthiness “The red-brown undertones in Marsala serve as the ideal accent for earthy accessories,” notes Berberian.  “From reclaimed wood shelving to bowls filled with beechwood, decorating with natural elements is both affordable and aesthetically pleasing,” adds Berberian. Marsala is an grounded hue, with beautiful purple and red undertones.

Pantone 2015 Color of the Year

Get Playful with Prints Traditional prints are making a major comeback thanks to updated interpretations inspired by cultures far and wide. Although toile was originally introduced in the 18th Century, the print continues to exude a regal air, especially when executed in rich Marsala. Above, a vintage print is updated with modern scale and a beautiful marsala palette.

Heim Brown Wood with Marsala Accents Pantone 2015 Color of the Year Marsala Pantone 2015 Color of the Year

 

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A NEW Versatile Collection of Stripe Wallpapers

stripe wallpaper

Belfast Galop Stripe from Stripes by Chesapeake

” Stripes are a design staple; they are never out of style. This collection showcases the versatility of stripes, and offers a wide range of styles to appeal to the broad scope of personal taste in today’s home.” - Julie Philibert, Designer

Stripes have remained a classic and timeless tradition in both fashion and home décor. From the young to the young at heart, stripes can transcend generations. The ability to take on almost any color palette while still remaining not only put together but ageless is one of the reasons why we created this beautiful collection of designs.

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A classic grey and black stripe wallpaper with a chic textured finish – Kittery Affinity Stria wallpaper by Chesapeake

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The many techniques and finishes that can be seen throughout the Stripes collection

This new collection truly demonstrates the many personalities of this favored design by revealing its stunning array of enduring qualities.

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This Dry Brush Stripe is warm and cultured

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Pink & aqua stripe wallpaper from the Stripes by Chesapeake collection

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A menswear inspired stripe featuring a handsome palette of turquoise and brown

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This natural stripe wallpaper has the appearance of real grasscloth – Oakland Grasscloth Stripe

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A lovely bathroom design created with the Jonesport Denim Cabin Stripe

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An ultra-chic and modern stripe – Grey Affinity Stripe

 

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DIY Copper Pipe and Wood Table via Fall for DIY

On our trend radar for the past few years, it seems the more this pretty red-brown metallic sticks around, the more we fall in LOVE with it. From sleeker and more contemporary to rustic and unrefined, copper can take on a few different faces yet somehow continues to keep that chic industrial vibe that makes decorating with it so easy. With the ability to mesh into a variety of different style décor, copper seems to give off a majestic glow wherever it is placed.

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Images via Confetti & Stripes Blog, Brewster Home Fashions, Dezeen Mag, Pinterest and Houzz

Copper on the Wall: From wall décor to wallpaper, frames and bed frames, copper makes a fabulous wall statement. Keep in mind that when you’re decorating with this radiant metallic, you don’t want to overdo it. Although copper looks fantastic on walls, too much can be overbearing.

copper pots

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Copper in the Kitchen: Not just for cooking, copperware looks lovely displayed throughout your kitchen. Hang above an island or place on shelves for a beautiful and rustic addition to your dining space.

copper light fixtures

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Copper Light Fixtures: Such a chic look, copper light fixtures bring style to your kitchen or dining area in an oh so simple way. Hang above your table or place over your island for an instant makeover.

copper table

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Happy New Year!

Decorating for Happiness!

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DIY Clock Balloons via Studio DIY

The New Year gives you a chance to reflect on the year’s past and assess between both the good and the bad. It allows you to take the most difficult challenges you faced and find solutions so that you don’t have to experience them again in the future. It’s the perfect time to give your space a happy upgrade, for just a few simple changes can actually transform the look and feel of your home.

Whether you need a place to recharge, or are wondering how to stay sane, these easy decorating solutions will create a place where you can come home to rest and enjoy the company of both family and friends.

picture walls

Images via WallPops, jilliananastatia blog & Tidbits from the Tremaynes

1. Decorate with Pictures: Whether you are single or married with kids, photographs are a way to remember and appreciate all that you have. Feel always blessed by surrounding yourself with those you love.

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Images via Brewster Home Fashions & Houzz

2. Add Color: Winter doldrums are the worst. It’s a fact that people are happier when they are surrounded by sunshine and warmth. Make your home shine by incorporating some bright colors throughout.

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Images via Pinterest, Brewster Home Fashions & Retreat by Random House

3. Make a Cozy Retreat: It’s important that you have a space to retreat to in your home, where you can go and fully recharge away from the hustle and bustle. Even if it’s small, make time to create a place that’s all your own.

organization center

Image via the Caldwell Project

4. Create an Organization Center: Things get lost, thrown away, destroyed and forgotten about when there is no organization. When there is one place for everything, you will always know where to go!

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5. Make a Space for Clutter: We all have clutter, whether it’s your kids toys or gifts you’ve never used. Designate an area in your home where your children can let loose so you won’t stress about ruining any important heirlooms or artifacts.

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8 Fabulous Ways to Decorate with Sheepskins!

Create Your Own Stylish Haven

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8 different and innovative ways to decorate with sheepskins (sources below)

Once known as just a cozy floor statement, sheepskins are currently making their way off the floor and into the rest of our décor. With a warm, soft nature that’s both stylish and chic, the question is, why haven’t we been incorporating them more?

A great way to bring texture to a room or add comfort to a chair, sheepskins offer a budget friendly decorating option for a variety of places in your home. These 8 fabulous ideas for decorating with sheepskins shows you the true versatility and beauty that can come from thinking outside the box.

How-Decorate-Sheepskin

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# 1 A comfy chair cushion

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Image via Houzz

# 2 A snug bedroom or living room throw

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# 3 A warm bathroom accent 

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Image via Tara Seawright

# 4 A stylish and trendy upholstery option

sheepskinpillow

Image via Houzz

# 5 A super soft pillow

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Image via Coco & Kelley

# 6 A furry statement pouf or ottoman

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# 7 A cozy way to keep warm outside

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# 8 A fashionable floor accessory

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A Fun DIY Gift Idea!

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Make a statement with color or go classic with neutrals, either way you get to design a lampshade based on your own personal style and taste

Get crafty this holiday season and give the gift of a beautiful personalized lamp shade! Although wallpaper is designed to be used on the wall, there are actually many other uses for this stylish decorating option. From staircases to bookshelves, coffee tables and head boards, wallpaper can easily be used to refurbish and decorate a variety of furniture and home décor items.

Today we show you how to design a stunning lamp shade to either keep for yourself (we won’t tell!) or give as the perfect gift. Simply follow the steps below, while using the how-to video above as your guide. And if you still have questions, make sure to add them to the comment field and we will answer them as soon as we can!

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So simple, you’ll want to refresh all of your lamp shades!

Project Tools: 

1. X-Acto Knife

2. Measuring Tape

3. Rubber Cement Paste

4. Wallpaper Roll/Scraps

5. Lamp Shade

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For these non-drum shades, we cut our wallpaper into strips for a seamless application

Step 1: Test out your wallpaper in the glow of a light to make sure you like how the design is displayed with the added illumination

Step 2: Measure the height and circumference of your shade

Step 3: Cut a piece of wallpaper to your shades dimensions

Step 4: Apply the rubber cement to the wallpaper and/or shade base, smooth into place

Helpful Tip: For non-drum shades, slice your wallpaper into strips for easier application

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Voilà!

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Trending: Wood & Metal Mix in Décor

home decor trend wood and metal

Image via Pinterest

Wood and metal could not be more different; one is natural, rugged and rustic, while the other is refined, modern and chic. When paired together, this opposite attraction creates a beautifully layered space full of both color and texture. With an assortment of looks and finishes from organic to shiny, this trendy match can take on a wide variety roles. Whether you’re designing a rustic interior or opting for a more modern space, this favored décor trend offers an impeccable option when redesigning the look of your home.

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Two lovely examples of the wood and metal trend taking a rustic appearance as seen in the kitchen and living room above. Images via Houzz and Apartment Therapy

Rustic Inspired

The combination of weathered wood coordinated alongside wrought-iron details, brings a rustic, rough-hewn appearance to décor that’s both organic and elegant. To achieve this natural vibe in your room, look for pieces where the wood is unrefined and the metal has an antique allure.

eclectic decorating ideas

Bright, retro style accent chairs matched against a reclaimed wood table and adorning metal seats, is a perfect eclectic look! Images via Apartment Therapy, Pinterest & Brewster Home Fashions

Eclectic Haven

To accomplish a more eclectic space, mix your finishes and styles of furniture together. Pair both wood and metal chairs alongside one another, or add in a pop of color or a dazzling metallic accent. Garnish with antique accessories such as a gilded metal frame or mirror. This look is funky and stylish and allows you the freedom to personalize as much or as little as you desire.

wood and metal decorating

Images via Houzz, My Scandinavian Home Blog and Better Homes and Gardens

Modern Masterpiece

Pairing wood that has a polished and smooth appearance beside ultra-refined metal as seen in the examples above brings modern flavor to décor, many times with an industrial look and feel that’s both stylish and chic. To achieve this contemporary coupling, use modern pieces of furniture as well as modern room accents to tie your whole look together.

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