Today’s post is all about creating a beautiful bedroom staple, night stands. As you may have already read in my previous post, I moved into my new apartment a little over a week ago (wow, it’s already been a week!) and I don’t quite have all of the furniture that I want for my new nest. Little by little I am finding unique pieces (like an awesome trunk I bought for $5 at a garage sale) or creating them, like my cute up-cycled night stands.

This project took me about two days to complete, but that’s mostly because I was not fully equipped. I didn’t buy enough paint or the glue gun needed for using industrial glue tubes (I’m new to this carpentry work). So taking into account that you come fully prepared to complete this project, you can complete this in one day. I’ll list all of the products I used to complete this project at the bottom of the post. And if you’d like a complete step by step DIY post, comment below and I’ll be sure to post step-by-step how I completed this project!

My inspiration for this design was ease and relaxation. The color scheme of my apartment is blue and grey with some earth tones thrown in there. I originally wanted to put in one full horizontal shelf, but quickly learned that I did not know how to use my dads circular electric hand saw. I used some scrap wood that my brother had trimmed off of some wood planks. I like the triangular shapes and thought they would create a fun angular shape. They can be mini shelves or they can function as built in book stops.

A touch of blue really ties it in with my bread spread and the overall theme of my apartment. I love how they turned out considering this is my first time actually “building” something. If you notice, I stayed away from nails. Glue is my best friend.

These night stands are a cheap and easy way to spruce up your room, plus it puts use to something that would have otherwise been discarded. There’s also something special about being able to design something to fit you.

*My room is a work in progress, I’ll be unveiling my finished decorated bedroom (and hopefully apartment) in late June, so stay tuned! Update: You can view m bedroom makeover here.

Tools Used:

2 Wine Crates

2 Cans of Matte White Spray Paint

1 Tube of Wood Paneling Glue (found at home depot)

A glue holster/gun

Sandpaper (to smooth out wood or remove stickers)

Wood scraps or A Wood Plank

Colored Acrylic Paint of your choice

2 Paint Brushes