This post is sponsored by Kreg Tool. I used their Kreg Pockethole Jig to complete this project, which is one of my favorite furniture building tools.
Last month I started thinking about refreshing my daughter’s room. You see, I gave her room a big makeover almost 2 years ago, but ever since I finished my boys’ shared room makeover last fall, Kaila has been asking for an update to her room! #childofablogger haha!
After living with the room for that amount of time, I realized what I missed the most– a nightstand! I tried out using a little gold pedestal end table as a nightstand… but it was in the way of the storage trundle I built that keeps all her clothes under her bed, so it just was an impractical nightstand solution. Then a couple of weeks ago it hit me– I needed a couple of daybed nightstands that would fit between the wall and either end of the bed. Only problem? Little to nothing exists out there that fit what I needed. So I decided to build one. Shout out to Bre and Jen for being my sounding board as I was trying to decide how I wanted it to look. It always helps to have friends who can give you another voice of reason!
This is what I came up with. The perfect size– 3′ long, 1′ wide, and 28″ high.
It is also an ideal size for a deep sofa as an end table!
I love that it completely utilizes the previous wasted space on either side of the bed, offering a lower shelf for baskets, a pull out drawer, and a long top surface to hold books, a lamp, picture frames, etc.
This is really a sneak peek of what is to come for her room. I think I will end up changing the pillows among other things, but the bedding will NOT change. It is new from Beddy’s and it is a completely game-changer. Instead of my 5 year-old struggling to make the bed on a daily basis with sheets, comforter and quilt, all she has to do is zip up the side and it looks perfect. I’ll post more about this when her room is done, but I got THIS set with THIS blanket for the foot of the bed.
Even though I have struggled in the past with drawers, for some reason I keep on including them with my furniture plans lately and slowly, slowly I’m getting better. This time was by far the easiest it has been and I owe it to 2 things– 1 this type of drawer slide (expensive but worth it), and also the Kreg Drawer Slide Jig.
I made two– one for each side of her bed and it looks so cozy and custom there now!
To find the free downloadable build plans go to Kreg Tool’s build site,