Creative and Chic DIY Nightstands
Turn an unused table into a pair of stylish and useful nightstands with our easy-to-follow instructions.
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- small wooden table
- tape measure
- pencil and notepad
- 1x2 wood trim
- wood screws
- porch and deck paint
- paint sprayer
- floor sealer
- extension cord
- plastic sheeting
- drop cloth
- table saw
- orbital sander
- sanding pads
- damp rag
Prepare Workspace and Determine Dimensions
In a well-ventilated area, cover floors with drop cloths and surrounding walls with plastic sheeting. Measure available floor space on either side of bed to determine necessary width and height of finished nightstands; jot dimensions down on notepad with pencil.
Cut Table to Size
Referring to dimensions on notepad, mark table to correct size with pencil. First, if necessary, cut legs down to proper height using table saw. Next, use table saw to cut table in half.
Sand and Prep for Paint
Remove existing finish and rough edges with orbital sander using medium-grit sanding pads. Remove dust and sanding residue with damp cloth.
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