If they could talk each of these bedside tables would tell you a thousand and one stories. Some are not really bedside tables, but what difference does it make. As if they were!
1. INDUSTRIAL STYLE BEDSIDE TABLES
Yesterday they were side tables in the garden and today they show off their “war wounds” in the bedroom. These tables with slightly rusted folding legs and mirror tray add a special charm to your room. Decorate their envelopes with dried flowers and scented candles for a more romantic touch. If you like the industrial style, these types of models will suit you like a glove.
2. WHAT A CHANGE OF LOOK!
A coat of paint and other pulls can change the look of a nightstand completely. This one in the image was lacquered except for the envelope and the round wooden knobs it had were replaced by these very vintage metal fittings. Another model of retro shooter that can also serve you are the shell type.
3. FROM THE MARKET TO YOUR BEDROOM
Have your walks through the street markets paid off? As soon as you saw that nightstand from decades past, you imagined how good it would look in your bedroom. And said and done, there it is displaying all its charm, like this one in the image, which proudly shows its marks and crevices of yesteryear. It has been decorated with a lamp in a striking tone, some wildflowers and a small glass box, as a jewelery box.
4. THAT COZY LITTLE TABLE
Do you remember the stretcher tables that were all the rage in the 80s? Their unappealing aesthetics made them covered with long tablecloths or “skirts” that also served as a shelter for the legs. This image is an updated mini version of those. Much more attractive in appearance, it leaves its pine wood bare and makes its debut here as a bedside table.
5. A VINTAGE NIGHTSTAND AS A DRESSING TABLE
And what happens if the vintage furniture that you want to put as a bedside table is too high? Cut the legs to the height you want and, already placed, support a mirror at its base, add a stool and you have your brand new dressing table. This chest of drawers in the picture has changed its original color to a light gray with patina, which gives it that aged finish that you love so much.
6. NIGHTSTAND DECORATION
If you have come across a handcrafted furniture that shows the passage of time in its veins and that gives off a special magic, get hold of it without thinking! This is what the owner of this worn and reused dresser did as a bedside table with her skin-deep imperfections. Are you worried about what to put on it so as not to break its charm? Select few but very thoughtful pieces : a vintage photo frame , a mini vase, an industrial or classic-style lamp with a lampshade and some retro object, such as a radio, a glass bell or an old alarm clock.