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Stand by your man, erm, bed

February 11, 2010 by

There’s no rule that says your nightstand has to be an actual nightstand.  For those who might not be able to afford “real” furniture, or maybe just those who like to get creative, you can fashion a nighstand from things you might have around the house.  The classic example would be a stack of thick, hardcovered books – not just functional but a conversation starter as well.  Chairs make excellent and eye catching nightstands that also serve a utilitarian purpose – extra seating in a pinch.  Even something as simple as an upturned waste basket, a kitchen stool, or even a cardboard box (with or without a fabric cover) can be transformed into nightstands.  Scoping out thrift stores or yard sales can also yield interesting, purposeful items, such as plant stands (this is a handy DIY tutorial), old luggage, or construction materials such as glass blocks.  When you think about it, the sky’s the limit – all a nighstand really is, is a surface, and there are untold objects that could serve as such.

Have you encountered any unique items masquerading as nightstands?

Photos #1, 2, & 4 are courtesy of this Apartment Therapy post.  Photo #3 can be found in this Apartment Therapy post.  Photo #5 is care of Couture Carrie.  Photo #6 found on Real Simple.


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