We have been looking for bedside tables for the longest time. We had 2 mismatched tables, one from Ikea and one from Urban Barn that were sort of working for us... but. I really wanted some more storage that was hidden. Kris has a tendency to accumulate a lot of
Then, I came across this on Pinterest: Ana White had plans for a bedside table that would work! And better yet, I liked this one and this one even more! We decided on the all-white look to contrast the headboard, and long simple hardware was calling my name. Find the project plans on Ana White's website here.
Kris and I followed the plans given, but did run into a couple snags. Because we were making two tables, we thought it might be easier to do all the cuts first, and then assemble both together. We agreed it was easiest in the end (so we weren't going back and forth to the saw), but the cut list called for one extra trim piece that the plans never used... lucky for us, we realized this before doing the cuts so just skipped it. The cut list left out one piece that the plans asked for at the end (for the life of me, I can't remember what it was), but we had quite a bit of extra lumber thanks to carefully thought out cuts so it wasn't a big deal.
We found that the plans really forced us to think out our approach along the way. We are true beginners, and we even ended up having to think about where we were sinking the screws and making sure to sand the pieces prior to assembling. These tables are never going to fall apart, I can tell you that. You could jump on them, throw them around... I don't think it would matter. They are so sturdy!!
We have very few photos of the process... oops?
|Done, just waiting for some paint. No idea why Kris decided to stack one on top of the other. Weird.|
|Finished product! And yes, I know the pillows on the bed are super awkward.|
|In future, I won't use coloured flowers in this room... but they were birthday flowers from Kris and I wanted to enjoy them!|
|Love it! Mental note: next time, move un-hung pictures and cell phone chargers. Ooops?!|
We love them, they are perfect for our needs... next stop is Ikea to pick up some of these. For some reason, they aren't on Ikea's website but I saw them there just a couple weeks ago. Perfect to organize the drawer (and prevent Kris'
Success!! Have you attempted anything that you have "pinned"? I would love to hear about it!
Update: Tamsyn from Max and Me featured our project in her Pinterest Challenge Round Up! Check it out here.