20 creative ideas for original DIY nightstands

Simples ideas for creating original, funny, colourful and cheap night tables

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fantastic DIY nightstand created with an old swing
fantastic DIY nightstand created with an old swing

The nightstand is one of the most common and used piece of furniture of the bedroom. In every bedroom there is at least one nightstand, although, especially in the master bedrooms, there is a couple of nightstands. Here you are 20  easy, cheap and creative ideas for original DIY nightstands. Enjoy the list!

  1. DIY nightstands suspended from the ceiling: if you are looking for a really gorgeous effect you can opt for one of these original nightstands shaped as little swings. The nightstand will seem floating in the air!
    original DIY nightstand
    original DIY nightstand

    amazing and original DIY nighstand
    amazing and original DIY nighstand
  2. Stepladders: Old ladders and stepladders are perfect for creating an original nightstand. You can even paint your ladders to match better the colour and the style of your bedroom
    DIY nightstand made with an old stepladder
    DIY nightstand made with an old stepladder
    home-made nightstands
    home-made nightstands
    creative DIY nightstand created with an old stepladder
    creative DIY nightstand created with an old stepladder

    funny idea to recycling a stepladder
    funny idea to recycling a stepladder
  3. Suitcases: Vintage suitcases can be easily transformed in a stunning and original nightstand. You can use suitcases with different sizes and colors or you can paint a suitcase for making it perfect for your home decor
    lovely nightstand made with old and colored suitcases
    lovely nightstand made with old and colored suitcases
    old suitcases used as nightstand
    old suitcases used as nightstand
    vintage suitcase transformed in a DIY nightstand
    vintage suitcase transformed in a DIY nightstand
    Lovely DIY nightstand made with an old suitcase
    Lovely DIY nightstand made with an old suitcase

    DIY nighstand made with a vintage suitcase
    DIY nighstand made with a vintage suitcase
  4. Wine boxes: have you ever thought that empty wine boxes could be transformed in a creative and original piece of furniture?! Take a look at this picture!
    DIY nighstand made with old wine boxes
    DIY nighstand made with old wine boxes

    old wine boxes used for a creative DIY nightstand
    old wine boxes used for a creative DIY nightstand
  5. Wooden boxes: old and empty wooden boxes are perfect for home made nightstands

    wooden boxes used as funny and original DIY nightstand
    wooden boxes used as funny and original DIY nightstand
  6. Wooden board: even a simple and linear wooden board can be easily transformed in a unique nightstand for your bedroom.

    a wooden board can be used as an unique DIY nightstand
    a wooden board can be used as an unique DIY nightstand
  7. Cheese boxes: another simple way for creating an original and unique nightstand is by recycling old cheese boxes

    original DIY nightstand made with recycled cheese boxes
    original DIY nightstand made with recycled cheese boxes
  8. Drawers: An old and empty drawer can be transformed in an adorable DIY nightstand

    old drawer used as an original and out of the ordinary nightstand
    old drawer used as an original and out of the ordinary nightstand
  9. Shoes boxes: Empty shoes boxes can be used for creating a stylish nightstand . You can choose boxes with the same or with different colors and you can even paint them, in order to match better the style and the decor of the bedroom

    creative DIY nightstand made with colored shoes boxes
    creative DIY nightstand made with colored shoes boxes
  10. Magazines: Even old magazines are perfect for a creative DIY nightstand

    modern DIY nightstand with recycled magazines
    modern DIY nightstand with recycled magazines
  11. Books: if the reading is your biggest passion, you will definitely love this DIY nightstand made with old books
    DIY nightstand made with books
    DIY nightstand made with books

    Stylish nightstand made with books
    Stylish nightstand made with books
  12. Bar carts: if you have an old bar cart that you don’t use anymore…Well, don’t throw it away! As you can see in this picture, it can be transformed in an original and funny nightstand

    funny and creative nightstand made with an old bar cart
    funny and creative nightstand made with an old bar cart
  13. Dolls house: a little dolls house installed on the wall can be used as a perfect and creative nightstand…your daughter will love it!

    dolls house used as nightstand
    dolls house used as nightstand
  14. Birds cage: A painted and reused birds cage is ideal for creating a romantic and “suspended” nightstand

    birds cage transformed in an original nightstand
    birds cage transformed in an original nightstand
  15. Wooden logs: the wooden logs are perfect for DIY nightstands. You can even paint them and decorate them at your pleasure
    amazing DIY nightstand made with a wooden log
    amazing DIY nightstand made with a wooden log

    Stylish DIY nightstand made with a wooden log
    Stylish DIY nightstand made with a wooden log
  16. Straw: for those who love the home-made furnitures, these funny nightstands, made with straw, are the perfect choice!

    creative and unusual DIY nightstands
    creative and unusual DIY nightstands
  17. Fruits boxes: Another creative and original way to make a DIY nightstand is by using the old and empty fruits boxes. You can paint them with the white painting for a shabby chic effect!
    lovely DIY nightstands made with fruits boxes
    lovely DIY nightstands made with fruits boxes
    old fruit box used as nightstand
    old fruit box used as nightstand
    recycled fruits box used as nightstand
    recycled fruits box used as nightstand

    unique DIY nightstand done with a recycled fruit box
    unique DIY nightstand done with a recycled fruit box
  18. Concrete blocks: maybe it may seem strange but even recycled concrete blocks can be used for making an original nightstand

    Unusual nightstand made with concrete blocks
    Unusual nightstand made with concrete blocks
  19. Dust bin: have you an useless and old dust bin and you don’t know what to do with it? Great! you can make a creative nightstand with it!

    creative way for recycling an unused dust bin
    creative way for recycling an unused dust bin
  20. Trunk: An antique trunk can be utilized as a perfect nightstand

    old trunk used as nightstand
    old trunk used as nightstand

And you, which of these original and creative ideas prefer? As you can see, you can easily create a DIY nightstand: all that you need is your imagination!

original ideas for DIY nightstands
original ideas for DIY nightstands

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