Upcycled Nighstand with Mirror, Light & Yardsticks!

August 27th, 2014 in member junk     
gadgetsponge Brian Carlisle, contributor
7 users recommend


It started with a great vintage nightstand.  I wanted to take it to the next level like I've never seen before but it took sleeping on it to get the idea.  What goes great with a nightstand and is needed in a bedroom or works in any room?  A MIRROR!!!!

I used some vintage table legs for the bottom brace for the mirror.  They worked perfectly.  Up top, the only thing I had to buy new was the punched metal screen.  An old Chrysler emblem topped things off better than I'd hoped while repeating the red color of the piece.  The reclaimed mirror that I cut down is framed up on the sides with thick yardsticks and some vintage automobile metal trim at the bottom.

A piece this tall needed a light to go with the mirror.  I used a vintage vanity light.  The light is powered by a remote control switch fob.  Measurements:  15" wide; 85" tall;  20" deep.


Pattern or design used: My own design - Brian of GadgetSponge.com
posted in: member junk, metal, furniture, bedroom, red, mirror, upcycled, repurposed, recycled, yardstick, upcycle, yardsticks, distressed, chalk paint, Light, bedside, vanity, nightstand, automotive, recycle, screen, badge, repurpose, mixed media, emblem, hallway

Comments (4)

outofcontext writes: I love these assemblages!
Posted: 8:44 am on September 22nd
CottageElements writes: Brian, your projects are pretty darn incredible. You are one talented guy, that is for sure. Kudos on another well done piece!

Lani Posted: 2:06 pm on September 3rd
gadgetsponge writes: Thanks so much StrangeCargo! It's crazy sometimes how the pieces come together. A lot of this project was problem solving as I went along. I expect to make at least one more in the same vein. Thanks again. Posted: 9:15 am on August 30th
StrangeCargo writes: You know, Brian, you need to start adding a little more components and complexity to your projects! You must have slept a real long time to come up and develop this work of art. What an unusual and splendid piece. I could see this featured right up front in my hallway near the front door for all to see as it is too precious to be sequestered away in a bedroom. Sweet!

Ken Posted: 4:32 am on August 28th
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