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Our DIY Bedside Table (from a bar stool!)

In our old house we had a very small bedroom. By the time you put the bed and dresser in there wasn't much floor space left, but I wanted bedside tables. I found two bar stools at a yard sale for 2/1.00 or 2/$1.50, I can't remember. They had a black vinyl cushioned seat that was torn and a plain wooden bottom. 





This was our old master bedroom.You can see the floor space I had to work with but these tables fit perfectly.




My husband cut two 12x12 pieces of cheap wood for the top. Then I simply hot glued them on! Yes, I'm not very good with a drill, so I just used a hot glue gun. And they have remained glued throughout three moves and about 3 1/2 years. You could use a drill and just screw these boards into the bar stool
seat. I did not take the seat off.




I spray painted the stool with coral colored spray paint I found at Michael's. I wrapped the ledges with twine, using hot glue to secure them.

My husband then cut 4 pieces of wood that would fit onto the ledges for shelves. These shelves are the perfect size for books and the top fits a long box of tissues perfectly. When you need a tissue, grab one and the box stays put. It's a perfect set-up!



I cut burlap to fit the new wood top and-you guessed it- hot glued it on. I also hot glued the lace. It sounds like a hot glue mess, but like I said, it's still going strong after 3 1/2 years and 3 house moves!



We have a much larger bedroom now but I still use the side tables. Why take up more room than you have to? 

All-in, I think these tables cost me about $12-15 for BOTH. When you are working on your house or looking for furniture, DIY is a sometimes a good way to save a lot of money. And in this case it was super easy. I mean, anyone can hot glue! :)



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  1. What a clever idea. I like how you dressed them up with the burlap and lace.

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