How To Make Bedside Stand: DIY

by Anusha R on September 28, 2012 · 13 comments

How To Make Bedside Stand: DIY

Hello Everybody!

I am really glad you liked my first OOTD post, thank you very much for all the lovely comments 🙂 Today’s post is about making your very own bed side table or night stand.

The story behind it:

We moved to a new place some time back and I was finding it really difficult to not have a bedside table.  All you beautiful ladies will agree with me about the convenience of having your lip balm and night cream right by your side before you go to sleep.  The only space available to accommodate a side table was a narrow gap between the cupboard and the wall. I decided to buy something nice, but it was impossible to find anything that would fit in such a tiny space. The price of custom-made furniture tends to be sky high, so I decided to make a small table/stool by myself.

What you will need:

A pair of scissors, printed fabric of your choice, glue and a cardboard box.

How To Make Bedside Stand DIY


1. Take all the materials required and place them on a flat surface (floor) where you have enough space to make your side table.
2. Take any cardboard box (I used the Philips mixer grinder carton that was in the house) according to the space available. You can use two boxes by taping them together in case you want to create more height. Stuff the box with any unused items to add some weight to the box and make it more stable. You can put old newspapers, magazines or any old clothes that you rarely use inside it. I store different kinds of fabric and trinkets that I use for DIY projects inside this box as it also saves space in my cupboard.
3. Take the fabric and wrap it around the cardboard box. The easiest way would be to wrap it like you are wrapping a gift item. Cut away any additional fabric and paste the fabric onto the box with glue or Fevicol.
4. To make a decorative bow, use the remaining fabric by cutting a thin strip of about 20 cm length and 1 cm width. Now, make a bow out of it (just tie it like your shoe laces). Place this bow on the front of your night stand by using a pin.

Cute Bedside Stand 1

I really enjoyed making this table and love using it as a storage box too.  Anybody out there who wants an easy solution for the lack of enough space to keep their reading glasses, bedtime medicines or a bottle of water, etc., can try making this useful night stand. Hope you all liked it.

P.S. The cardboard box shown in the first picture is for illustration only. I used a bigger box.  Here’s how it looks, sitting pretty in the tiny space.

Cute Bedside Stand 2

More pictures:

Cute Bedside Stand 3

Looks like a Christmas present, doesn’t it?

Cute Bedside Stand 4

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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Rama September 28, 2012 at 10:58 am

this is an awsome DIY…gud one Anusha.. 🙂


Lakshmipriya September 28, 2012 at 10:58 am

Awwww…. :*:*:* Lovely Anusha… Great DIY 🙂 😀 😀


pia September 28, 2012 at 11:26 am

fantastic idea… 🙂 🙂 🙂 the “christmas gift” is soo cute 🙂


sakhi September 28, 2012 at 11:26 am

hey thanks…need 1 to keep my infant daughter’s stuff….thanks once again..


Aarbee September 28, 2012 at 11:54 am

Ooooh this is as pretty as you are Anusha! Love the ladybug fabric 🙂


Parita September 28, 2012 at 12:09 pm

nice that fabric.. 🙂


sweta September 28, 2012 at 12:14 pm

I just need this Anusha… we too moved to new place.
it is kind of temp stay now so we don’t want to buy too many furniture.
I am going to make it this weekend 😀


Aru September 28, 2012 at 12:17 pm

hey this is super cute. I lkie the choice of fabric and color too. Polka dots are just too cute. one question – You mentioned you stuff it with DIY stuff. So do you leave a little opening to pull it when required?


Ila September 28, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Luved the DIY! I am gonna need to make some boxes and stands for my makeup now!


Rati September 28, 2012 at 6:31 pm

This is soooo cute anusha. I am in love with the polka dots paper that you have used.Totally adorable idea. 🙂


Ritu R September 28, 2012 at 6:50 pm

this is fun, and super easy!!! loved the polka dots:)


kadambari September 28, 2012 at 6:54 pm

Loved it…gonna try it today itself…thanks for making my life more beautiful .


Megha September 29, 2012 at 10:09 am

Awesum !!! loved the fabric desing …can make your room so much more Fun…love DIY’s


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