Built-In Nightstands

November 19th, 2009 in member junk     
MakinItHappen MakinItHappen, member
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When we got our new bed, it was so tall that I couldn't find any nightstands that worked with it. I decided to look for an old coffee table and split it in half and make built-in stands. It took only a couple of weeks to find one the right size at a local Goodwill store. I removed the top and had my husband cut it in half. Each half is 24" x 26".  I tried to find some attractive tall legs, but couldn't, so we built support structures out of some 2x2s that we had and attached them to the wall. I painted them the wall color, and they are hardly noticeable. Our nightstands may have a "motel" look, but I love them. They are the exact height we want, and it is super easy to vacuum under them.


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, wood, eclectic, furniture, bedroom, shelf

Comments (6)

TruckersWife writes: What a wonderful idea. I absolutely love it. Thanks for sharing it. Posted: 12:31 am on December 28th
shabbychick writes: How cool is that! You came up with the perfect solution for your space.

Thanks for sharing.

Kathy Posted: 2:21 pm on November 24th
alicemom writes: Another brilliant idea! Welcome and thanks!
smiles, alice Posted: 7:49 pm on November 20th
TinTinJunkFan writes: Great job on these! Posted: 4:02 pm on November 20th
RustyDiva writes: Nightstands are expensive!!! I've been looking for a pair for a year now but I just can't stand to pay the $500 price tag. You came up with a great solution!!!!! I think they look very modern. Nice job!!! Posted: 11:02 am on November 20th
suewhitney writes: Hi there and welcome to JUNKMARKET Style! This is a wonderful idea. The "easy to vacuum under" comment made me lol. You're a girl after my own heart! Thanks for sharing and keep "makin it happen"!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 8:26 am on November 20th
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