Wednesday, January 22, 2014

DIY Nightstands: Functional & Styled(ish)


Last week I shared our Ikea lack nightstands that I hacked just a bit.  (You can read more about them HERE.)  The stained wood tops finally aired out enough to bring upstairs and I’m happy to say we have functional bedside tables now.  Our water glasses are happy about this, as well. 


I wanted our nightstands to be uncluttered without being too plain.  Insert wooden tray.  My philosophy is if it’s contained in a basket (or on a tray), it’s basically neat and tidy.  I found these two red trays at Crate and Barrel.  Thanks to two gift cards and a coupon, I only spent $10 out of my own pocket.  Totally worth it. 

Underneath each table I sat a large basket to store things like throw blankets, magazines/books, extra remotes and soon to be baby supplies for those middle of the night feedings.  They also block lamp and phone charger cords which helps with the uncluttered look

The trays are so large (16 in. x 16 in.) that I decided to sit the lamps right on top of them as opposed to behind them.  Which by the way, I think the legging covered lamp shades are looking pretty fun in here!


I’m happy with how things are coming along in here.  Lots of different patterns and textures, which I love love lovePin It


  1. Looking good. I love the pop of red and yellow. I can only imagine how nice it must look with the yellow chair and the gallery wall.

    1. Thanks, Maria! I'm loving the red, too! It's a fun surprise in the room.