DIY Thrifted Industrial Nightstand
In my last post I shared the story of our mismatched lamps in the master bedroom and gave you a peek at my DIY industrial nightstand. Today I thought I’d share the transformation. It’s nothing dramatic, just a quick, easy and inexpensive upcycle.
We only had one lamp and nightstand in our new master bedroom, and really needed to add more light, so we decided that a new nightstand and lamp would be an easy fix.
We’ve always been a “one lamp in the bedroom” kind of couple. Maybe that’s weird, I don’t know, but for one reason or another I’ve always had a nightstand and a lamp and the hubs has always had a small pedestal and his clock. We don’t have overhead lighting in this room so this arrangement wasn’t working for us. To remedy that, I began the search for a new nightstand and lamp.
I was able to find a lamp but had a bit more trouble with the nightstand. I looked online and scoured estate sales and thrift stores but couldn’t find anything I liked in the size I needed. Then I spotted this vintage typewriter cart under a bunch of heavy boxes at a thrift store.
It was rusty, old and dirty, but for $5 I figured I could find a use for it, not even thinking about using it as a nightstand. I brought it home, gave it a good cleaning and sanded the rust off when it hit me…
We could use it for a nightstand (until I could find a proper one that fit our space). I took some measurements and it was just the right size, a bit on the short side, but otherwise a perfect fit.
I have no clue what I’m going to do in the master, so I decided that I would paint the “new” nightstand gloss white to keep things easy. A couple of quick coats and it was ready for it’s new life as a bedroom nightstand (for now anyway).
It’s different and quirky and a nice change from all of the wood. The hubs is happy with the change too.
I mean…I think he is, but you never know.
Now we are a “2 lamps in the bedroom” kind of couple.
Change is good. 😉
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